Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed an almost universal abortion ban Tuesday by making the procedure a felony. Medical emergencies are the only exception to the bill.
The bill passed by the Oklahoma Senate last week and made its way to the Governor’s desk. Dubbed Senate Bill 612, it essentially bans all abortions, and those performing an abortion may be subject to penalties of up to 10 years in prison and a maximum six-figure fine of $100,000.
At the signing ceremony, Stitt announced “I promised Oklahomans that I would sign every pro-life bill that hit my desk, and that’s what we’re doing here today. We want Oklahoma to be the most pro-life state in the country. We want to outlaw abortion in the state of Oklahoma.”
The law also helps to curb Texas residents from crossing state lines to obtain an abortion following Texas’s Heartbeat Bill signed in the fall – a law that survived three attempts to be blocked. According to Axios, Oklahoma Planned Parenthood clinics saw a 2500% increase in Texas patients attempting to avoid Texas restrictions on abortions.
Stitt explained, “We certainly don’t want Texans coming up to Oklahoma. That’s certainly not our intent to have Texans and other people from other states flood into our state to have abortions, so hopefully, this bill will curb that.”
With a 6-3 conservative majority in the Supreme Court, 26 states are expecting to increase restrictions on abortion with the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade in June. The expectation to overturn Roe v. Wade comes from the oral opinions expressed by justices in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Clinic case by conservative justices.
Overall, this is another win by those who want to prevent state-funded child sacrifice. As more state legislatures introduce pro-life bills, the notion that abortion will continue to be as widely supported appears to dwindle. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the nation can expect the curtailing of the satanic practice of aborting children.
Children are the most valuable, yet vulnerable, part of our nation’s future, and it makes little sense for the federal or state governments to allow for the destruction of our future. It should be the hope of all conservatives and liberals that the Supreme Court allows for the protection of the future of our nation.