(Free The States) The Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Act (SB13) would have abolished abortion in the State of Oklahoma. It would have established that preborn humans are equal under the law and that any government decree violating the unalienable right to life was void.
As many of you know, it was denied a committee hearing and then killed by a motion made on the Senate floor. Tony Lauinger, the Vice President of National Right to Life and the President of Oklahomans for Life, lobbied against the Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Act, as he has every year since it was introduced in 2016.
The committee chairman who denied SB13 a hearing was Greg McCortney. McCortney is up for reelection this year and facing a challenge from Carisa Roberson, an abolitionist who is running on a platform of supporting the bill that McCortney prevented from being heard.
National Right to Life, after lobbying hard against the bill that would’ve abolished abortion, has endorsed the man most responsible for killing the bill. The below mailer was received by the people of Senate District 13 (Ada area) yesterday.
McCortney, like many pro-life politicians in Oklahoma, is in a pickle. There’s a bill to abolish abortion in a state where the people overwhelmingly want abortion to be abolished, but he doesn’t want to do it. That’s a dangerous place to be as a politician. But that pressure is released if a pro-life organization comes along and justifies your actions. Then you get to say you’re a pro-life™-approved candidate and the person running against you on a platform to abolish abortion has their legs cut out from underneath them.
The public demand for abolition is immense. Thousands of people came to the Capitol on Abolition Day to demand abortion’s abolition. In Oklahoma, the Republican Party platform calls for a bill of abolition to be brought to the floor of both chambers. Oklahoma Baptists have formally requested abortion’s total an immediate abolition “without exception or compromise.” The Oklahoma Free Will Baptist platform formally demands abortion’s abolition and the rejection of pro-life compromise.
If the full force of the public outrage were to come down on the politicians responsible for keeping abortion legal, their political careers would be over. They would easily be replaced with abolitionists who would then abolish abortion. The only way abortion remains legal in Oklahoma for the foreseeable future is if the politicians who keep abortion legal receive cover from the establishment pro-life organizations. And that’s exactly what they’re getting.
This isn’t the first time a pro-life establishment organization has rewarded a politician for keeping abortion legal. The Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act was denied a committee vote by House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence committee chair Jeff Leach. Just a few months later, Texas Alliance for Life awarded Leach with their Courageous Defense of Life award. The pro-life establishment is actively rewarding politicians for delaying and preventing the abolition of abortion.
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[Editors note: This post was written by James Silberman and posted at Free The States. Title changed by PNP News.]
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