Category Archive for: dignity

Tenn. Bishops Speak Out Against Executions

The bishops of Tennessee issued a letter to the state’s governor Friday, encouraging him to halt upcoming executions expected to use a controversial three-drug lethal injection. “It is within your power to establish your legacy as a governor of Tennessee who did not preside over an execution on your watch,” the bishops wrote July 13…Read More

Justice Kennedy’s Retirement and the Future of Roe

As if this week’s elections were not enough for political intrigue, on Wednesday Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement for the U.S. Supreme Court. This eventuality had been rumored for more than a year. His departure sets up a cataclysmic battle in the U.S. Senate over the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee, which has the…Read More

Iowa Governor Signs Fetal Heartbeat Bill Into Law

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) on Friday afternoon signed into law the Fetal Heartbeat Bill, which prohibits doctors from performing an abortion after the detection of the baby’s heartbeat. The law would require any women seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound to determine whether a fetal heartbeat can be detected, a milestone usually detected…Read More

Gov. Fallin Signs Key Pro-life Bill Into Law

On Thursday, Gov. Fallin signed Senate Bill 1267 into law. The bill passed out of the full House by an overwhelming vote of 77-12 last week. Authored by Sen. Greg Treat (R-OKC) and Rep. Kevin Calvey, (R-OKC), the law prohibits a medical provider from receiving Medicaid funds through the state if that medical provider has…Read More

Key Pro-life Bill Wins House Approval, Awaits Signing

Senate Bill 1267, authored by Sen. Greg Treat (R-OKC) and Rep. Kevin Calvey, (R-OKC), passed out of the full House by an overwhelming vote of 77-12. The bill prohibits a medical provider from receiving Medicaid funds through the state if that medical provider has trafficked (or is associated with any organization that has trafficked) aborted…Read More

Faith-Based Adoption Protection Bill Wins Key Victory

Sen. Greg Treat’s SB1140, designed to create legal protections for faith-based adoption agencies, won a huge victory on Thursday when it advanced out of the House Judiciary committee with an overwhelming 13-6 vote. House author Rep. Travis Dunlap (R-Bartlesville) presented and defended the bill against aggressive attacks from opponents. After one of the bill’s lead…Read More