Republican-led states are not backing down on the abortion issue.
No matter how loudly pro-abortion activists scream, shout, and berate those who stand up for the lives of the unborn, major steps are being taken to combat their demands for free, legal abortion on demand up until the time of birth.
It all began with Texas when they outlawed the abortion procedure after a fetal heart rate was detected. This caused mass hysteria on the left who displayed utter evil at their protests.
Since then, a leaked Supreme Court decision signaled a glorious end to the 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade — and another round of madness ensured.
Not only have abortion lovers taken to the streets, but they’re targeted and harrassed Supreme Court justices in their private homes, a move Justice Clarence Thomas believes will result in the total undermining of our nation’s highest court.
Luckily for the unborn, however, GOP states are not backing down.
Oklahoma is the most recent.
HB4327 passed the Oklahoma legislature on Thursday which outlaws the abortion procedure and defines life at the time of conception.
The bill notably includes provisions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother.
The measure passed 73-16 in the state’s legislature. Next, the bill heads to Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk and will go into effect immediately upon signing.
House Bill 4327 makes almost all abortions illegal from the point of fertilization, which is defined as “the fusion of a human spermatozoon with a human ovum.”
The legislation is similar to a Texas bill that provides for civilian enforcement rather than being enforced by the state. It incorporates this civil action protocol by allowing “[a]ny person, other than the state, its political subdivisions, and any officer or employee of a state or local governmental entity in this state” to bring a civil action against anyone who:
- Performs or induces an abortion in violation of this act;
- Knowingly engages in conduct that aids or abets the performance or inducement of an abortion, including paying for or reimbursing the costs of an abortion through insurance or otherwise, if the abortion is performed or induced in violation of this act, regardless of whether the person knew or should have known that the abortion would be performed or induced in violation of this act; or
- Intends to engage in the conduct described by paragraph 1 or 2 of this subsection.
If signed, the law would be the strictest limits on abortion in the United States.
Enforcement will occur exclusively through civil action.
Author: Monica Hedren