Category Archive for: life

Court Orders End to Abortion-Pill Mandate for Christian Universities

A federal district court issued an order Tuesday that permanently prevents the federal government from enforcing the Obamacare abortion-pill mandate against four Christian universities in Oklahoma represented by Alliance Defending Freedom. The order also declares that the mandate violates the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Obama-era mandate forces employers, regardless of their religious or…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

Appeals Court Blocks Ohio Law Defunding Planned Parenthood

An Ohio law which blocked federal taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood clinics in the state was struck down by a federal appeals court on Wednesday. The law, which was signed by Governor John Kasich in 2016, prohibited federal taxpayer money from going to clinics that perform abortions in the state of Ohio. That money, about…Read More

Hundreds of Students Participate In National Pro-life Walkout

Inspired by recent student walkouts over gun control, hundreds of high school and college students across the US took part in a pro-life walkout on Wednesday. According to pro-life group Students for Life of America (SFLA), more than 400 students and student organizations told SFLA that they planned on participating in the April 11 walkout,…Read More

Key Pro-life Bill Approved in House Committee

Senate Bill 1267, authored by Treat and Rep. Kevin Calvey, (R-OKC), passed out of the House Rules Committee 7-2. The bill prohibits a medical provider from receiving Medicaid funds through the state if that medical provider has trafficked in baby body parts. Tony Lauinger, State Chairman of Oklahomans for Life, detailed, “[The bill harkens] to…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