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Roy Moore Files Supreme Court Brief Defending Oklahoma Personhood Measure

September 10, 2012


News Talk Radio 1450 AM WWNT, September 10, 2012 Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore (R) from Gallant, the Montgomery based Foundation for Moral Law, and the Adoption Law firm filed a amicus curiae “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Moore announced in a written statement […]

Oklahoma supreme court denies personhood bill

September 6, 2012

0, September 6, 2012 by Nicole Ramage September 5, Oklahoma supreme court ruled that the personhood bill was denied. If this bill would have been enacted, it would mean that the definition of person would be “any human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being to natural death.” The supreme […]

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Personhood

September 4, 2012


Opposing Views, September 4, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) is urging the United States Supreme Court to review a decision of the Oklahoma Supreme Court striking a ballot initiative that would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to define “person” as “any human being from the beginning of the biological development of that […]

‘Personhood’ group takes petition case to the Supreme Court

July 30, 2012


The Hill, June 30, 2012  by Elise Viebeck A group that seeks to establish legal rights for embryos is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a state ballot initiative on the issue to proceed. The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in April, stopped the circulation of a ballot petition that would define a fertilized human egg […]

Personhood group plans to appeal Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling

July 28, 2012


News OK, July28, 2012 by Michael McNutt A national group plans to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal an Oklahoma ruling that its proposed ballot issue to define a fertilized human egg as a person is unconstitutional. Personhood USA will announce its appeal Monday, representatives of the group said Friday. The Oklahoma Supreme […]

Raped In Oklahoma? Better Know Your Hospitals

May 30, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 30, 2012 by Robin Marty Imagine being the victim of a sexual assault, or a parent who learns their daughter was  sexually assaulted. You arrive at a hospital, looking for assistance — someone to do a physical exam, tests, collect evidence, offer emergency contraception so the rape isn’t compounded by pregnancy. […]

Judge overturns Oklahoma abortion drug law

May 14, 2012


Fox23, May 14, 2012 by AP OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma law that prohibits the use of certain abortion-inducing drugs has been ruled unconstitutional by a district court judge. The ruling by Judge Donald Worthington says the law violates a woman’s fundamental rights to privacy and bodily integrity. The law was approved in 2011 […]

A State-By-State Guide to 2012’s Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

May 11, 2012


Jezebel, May 11, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with […]

Gov. Fallin inks bills on energy savings, abortion

May 8, 2012


Tulsa World, May 8, 2012 by AP OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill into law that requires state agencies and colleges to save at least 20 percent in energy costs by 2020. The bill was one of 31 measures Fallin signed into law on Tuesday, including an anti-abortion bill that paves […]

Kansas House Passes ‘Anti-Abortion’ and ‘Anti-Sharia’ Bills

May 8, 2012


The Christian Post, May 8, 2012 by Luiza Oleszczuk The Kansas House approved a bill Monday designed to ban tax breaks for facilities providing abortions and to ban writing off abortion costs as medical expenses. The House also passed a bill, dubbed the “anti-Sharia bill,” that prevents state courts from heeding any foreign or religious […]

Planned Parenthood fight continues at state level

May 7, 2012


Washington Post, May 7, 2012 by Rachel Weiner While the national fight over Planned Parenthood has died down for now, Republican governors and legislators in numerous states have fought to defund the group. The use of federal funds for abortion services is already barred under the Hyde Amendment, but many states have cut off or […]

More Teenagers Use ‘Highly Effective Contraception’

May 3, 2012


New York Times, May 3, 2012 by KJ DELL’ANTONIA Teen pregnancy rates are at a 30-year-low (and births to teenage mothers are down as well, to 34.3 births per 1,000 girls 15 to 19 years old in 2010, the lowest rate since the government began keeping track in 1940). Today, the Centers for Disease Control […]

Pro-Life Bills Signed into Law in Oklahoma and Georgia

May 2, 2012


National Right to Life News, May 2, 2012 By Dave Andrusko It’s been a very good four days for the Right to Life Movement. On Friday, pro-life Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law two measures. HB 2381 addresses the dangerous use of webcam technology which allows the abortionist to be hundreds of miles away […]

Okla. governor inks another anti-abortion bill

May 1, 2012

0, May 1, 2012 by AP OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill that places new restrictions on doctors who prescribe abortion inducing drugs.  Fallin signed 11 bills on Tuesday, including one requiring physicians who prescribe RU-486 — or mifepristone — to be physically present when the drug is first provided […]