Category Archive for: legislature

Justice sues Idaho over six-week abortion ban

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Idaho’s six-week abortion ban. The department argued that Idaho’s law conflicts with the federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a law that requires providers to offer medically stabilizing treatment in an emergency, even if that care is an abortion. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to…Read More

State Rep. Conley comments on obscene materials in school libraries

Rep. Sherrie Conley, R-Newcastle, this week called on State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister to follow through on the announcement of pornography in Tulsa Public Schools. “It’s not enough to acknowledge the existence of this inappropriate material in the district and call for its removal, follow-through in all Oklahoma schools will be essential for…Read More

Independent Investigation Finds ‘No Reasonable Jury’ Would Have Convicted Death Row Inmate Richard Glossip

Oklahoma Death Row inmate Richard Glossip’s quest for freedom continued Wednesday when a cadre of lawyers and lawmakers assembled in the Oklahoma House of Representatives Press Room to present the findings of a new independent investigation into his case. Glossip has been on Death Row for 25 years for the 1997 murder-for-hire of his boss,…Read More

With Supreme Court considering Roe v. Wade, Oklahoma governor signs abortion ban into law

Following news that the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn longstanding abortion protections, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation that immediately implemented a Texas-style abortion ban. Stitt on Tuesday signed legislation that will allow private citizens to sue anyone who “aids or abets” a woman seeking an abortion after a “fetal heartbeat” is detected or…Read More

Democrats Seek to Codify Roe v Wade: What this Means for Pro-Lifers

  President Joe Biden is suggesting that the leaked Supreme Court opinion is not just about abortion and that it could have a negative impact on people in other ways. Conservative Strategist and Former President and CEO of Americans United for Life, Charmaine Yoest, and Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Sarah Parshall Perry,…Read More

Oklahoma House passes bathroom bill while state school board members decry Hofmeister

Lawmakers rapidly advanced a bill limiting school bathroom access to biological sex as members of Oklahoma’s top school board lamented being blocked from addressing the issue. The state House passed legislation on Thursday that would require people in public schools to use the restroom that matches their birth sex, or they could use a private single-use restroom if…Read More