Pray our governor does not veto this bill!


#1

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| SECTION 11. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified |
|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1-741.1 of Title 63, unless |
|there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows: |
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| A. It shall be unlawful for any person employed by this state |
|or any agency or political subdivision thereof, within the scope of |
|the person’s employment, to perform or assist an abortion not |
|necessary to save the life of the mother. It shall be unlawful for |
|any public institution, public facility, public equipment, or other |
|physical asset owned, leased or controlled by this state or any |
|agency or political subdivisions thereof to be used for the purpose |
|of performing or assisting an abortion not necessary to save the |
|life of the mother. This subsection shall not be construed to |
|prohibit use by private entities of public utilities or the services |
|of firefighters or police. |
| |
| B. It shall be unlawful for any funds received or controlled by |
|this state or any agency or political subdivision thereof, |
|including, but not limited to, funds derived from federal, state or |
|local taxes, gifts or grants, from any source, public or private, |
|federal grants or payments, or intergovernmental transfers, to be |
|used to encourage a woman to have an abortion not necessary to save |
|her life, except to the extent required for continued participation |
|in a federal program. |
| |
| SECTION 12. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified |
|in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1-741.2 of Title 63, unless |
|there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows: |
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| A. For purposes of this section, an “elective abortion” means |
|an abortion for any reason other than a spontaneous miscarriage or |
|to prevent the death of the female upon whom the abortion is |
|performed. No health insurance contracts, plans, or policies |
|delivered or issued for delivery in this state shall provide |
|coverage for elective abortions except by an optional rider for |
|which there shall be paid an additional premium. |
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| B. This section shall be applicable to all contracts, plans, or |
|policies of: |
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| 1. All nonprofit hospital, medical, surgical, dental, and |
|health service corporations; |
| |
| 2. All health insurers subject to the laws of this state; and |
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| 3. All health maintenance organizations. |


#2

I’ll be praying for this tonight. I also live in Oklahoma. I can see Ok passing something like this. We’re a really conservative state with a big Christian following. :signofcross: :gopray2:


#3

Praying for this intention. :signofcross:


#4

Governor vetoes pro-life bill…And babies will continue to be murdered using state funds and in state hospitals.

"This is to advise you that on this date, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 11 of Article VI of the Oklahoma Constitution to approve or object to legislation presented to me, I have VETOED Senate Bill 714. First and foremost, the measure is flawed in that it does not include exemptions for cases of incest and rape. That means many victims of rape or incest would have no option but to carry a fetus to term, no matter how horrific and violent the circumstances. In addition, I share the concerns of a majority of medical experts in that this bill would severely compromise healthcare in our state by placing undue restrictions on the sacred relationship between doctor and patient. Under this measure, a woman may have no option but to carry to term a fetus with a fatal birth defect. There are a number of fatal birth defects in which there is no chance of survival, and yet, SB 714 would add to a family?s suffering and medical expenses by forcing a woman to carry that fetus to term. Although designed to simply prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions, in reality the bill reaches much further, impacting most community hospitals in the state and severely compromising our quality of medical care. Furthermore, because of its flaws, it is highly questionable whether this legislation could withstand legal challenges. For instance, the bill disproportionately impacts health care options for poor women and families. For these reasons, I have vetoed Senate Bill 714."
Governor Brad Henry (D-OK) 4/18/07


#5

**That says it all. **


#6

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