Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt took a stand against California’s radical pro-abortion agenda Thursday after politicians banned government employees from traveling to pro-life Oklahoma.
Oklahoma News 4 reports Stitt responded to the California travel ban with one of his own, an executive order prohibiting state-funded employee travel to California.
“California and its elected officials over the past few years have banned travel to the State of Oklahoma in an effort to politically threaten and intimidate Oklahomans for their personal values,” Stitt said. “Enough is enough. If California’s elected officials don’t want public employees traveling to Oklahoma, I am eager to return the gesture on behalf of Oklahoma’s pro-life stance.”
Since 2018, California has banned state government employees from traveling to Oklahoma because of its conservative laws. In 2019, city government leaders in San Francisco and Los Angeles passed similar bans for city employees. Their reason was because Oklahomans are working to restore basic human rights to unborn babies.
San Francisco expanded its ban even further, prohibiting the government from entering contracts with companies in Oklahoma as well as banning travel, according to the local news.
Stitt, a pro-life Republican, said Oklahoma will not give up its fight for unborn babies.
“I am proud to be governor of a state that fights for the most vulnerable among us, the unborn,” he said.
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Last year, pro-abortion politicians enacted travel bans in a number of states in response to other states’ efforts to protect unborn babies and mothers from abortion.
In September, an Illinois Democrat lawmaker introduced a bill to ban state government employee travel to pro-life states. And in May, Colorado banned state employee travel to Alabama after it passed a law to protect unborn babies from abortions. San Francisco, which passed an initial travel ban in July, expanded its ban to nearly half of the country in October after more states passed pro-life laws.
More than a dozen states passed laws to protect unborn babies from abortion in 2019. These included heartbeat laws banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy in Georgia, Missouri, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio. None are in effect because of pro-abortion legal challenges.
Meanwhile, Illinois, New York, Vermont and Rhode Island passed radical pro-abortion laws in 2019 allowing unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth.