Pro-life advocates in Oklahoma are praising the Florida legislature for passing a bill out of subcommittee to nullify the 1973 Supreme Court decree which has been misinterpreted to force states to legalize abortion. Now several Oklahoma lawmakers are pushing their own legislature to do the same.
“I strongly encourage every member of the Oklahoma legislature to sign the Protect Life and Marriage Initiative to legally end abortion-on-demand in our state,” says Rep. David Brumbaugh, R-Broken Arrow. “Oklahoma has the opportunity to reverse the power grab in Washington and lead the nation in reclaiming the powers reserved to the States by the Tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights. It begins with stopping abortion.”
More than 40 State Lawmakers, about one-third of the legislature, have signed the online petition calling for Oklahoma to nullify illegal Supreme Court edicts like Roe v Wade, which forced States to legalize abortion, and Obergefell v Hodges, which forced States to recognize same-sex marriage.
“The slogan for Protect Life and Marriage is ‘Legally We Can, Morally We Must’ and lawmakers in Oklahoma are catching on quickly,” said Pastor Paul Blair, author of the online petition. “The brilliance of the Constitution is the balance of power between the States and Washington, D.C. We are not ruled by a Supreme Court or a supreme president. Liberal states retain the right to be liberal and conservative States retain the right to be conservative. We agree to work together for the common defense and our overall well-being. The U.S. Supreme Court has no constitutional authority to force any State to redefine marriage or legalize the killing of pre-born babies.”
Among the bills introduced for the 2016 Oklahoma Legislative Session is SB-1483 authored by Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, which would amend State medical licensure standards to restrict the licensing of doctors who perform abortions except in the rare case of saving the life of the mother.
“The Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was not written to be ignored,” said Sen. Brecheen. “SB-1483 is well-founded in the fact that the State, not the federal government nor the federal court system, has authority over the establishment of acceptable conduct for physicians who seek a state-issued license.”
The petition is at www.ProtectLifeAndMarriage.com.