Posts Tagged:abortion

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

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to decide on Texas-style abortion ban, providers file suit

Gov. Kevin Stitt will get to decide on a Texas-style anti-abortion bill that would take effect immediately upon his signature. The Oklahoma House on Thursday gave final passage to Senate Bill 1503 that copies a restrictive anti-abortion law that took effect in Texas in September. The law has forced thousands of Texans to seek abortions…Read More

After Preemie-Sized Aborted Babies Found In D.C., Congressman Introduces ‘Partial Birth Abortion Is Murder Act’

Republican Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin is introducing legislation that would punish abortionists who perform gruesome partial birth abortions with five years to a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole, The Daily Wire has learned. “Partial birth abortion is a cruel and gruesome means to ending human life,” Mullin told The Daily Wire. “As a…Read More

Michigan bishops urge respect for law as governor sues to overturn abortion ban

After the Michigan governor sued Thursday asking a court to find that the state constitution includes the right to abortion, the state’s Catholic conference urged that the state’s laws, and judicial precedence, be respected. “It is unfortunate that the judicial branch is being used to try to invalidate a longstanding policy approved by elected representatives…Read More

Data Show a Durable Decline in Abortions Performed in Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission recently released abortion data showing that there were 2,251 abortions performed in the state in October 2021. With these statistics, we now know that the Texas Heartbeat Act — which took effect on September 1, 2021 — has significantly reduced the number of abortions performed in Texas. Data…Read More