State sovereignty over abortion

State Rep. Chuck Strohm wants public officials in Oklahoma to exercise their authority fully and end abortion in the state.

Strohm, R-Tulsa, filed House Resolution 1004. It directs “every public official in Oklahoma to exercise their authority to stop murder of unborn children by abortion” and it directs state judges “not to interfere with the Legislature’s right to clarify Oklahoma criminal law…”

For more than 10 years, lawmakers in the Oklahoma House and Senate have passed laws to restrict abortion and those bills were signed by Republican and Democrat governors. And almost all of those popular laws were struck down by the liberal Oklahoma Supreme Court, with the reasoning that the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion is the final say on the subject.

Strohm’s HR 1004 contends that Roe v. Wade violated the constitutional right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” and equal protection under the law.

HR 1004 states that “the Supreme Court of the United States overstepped its authority and jurisdiction” in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey and other abortion cases.

Strohm says Oklahoma is a sovereign state and has the legal right to stop the murder of innocent unborn babies.