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Protests over abortion bills underway at state Capitol

Posted at 8:57 AM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 13:45:47-05

TULSA — Some controversial new bills are drawing crowds to the state Capitol today.

Rallies are planned this week for bills that would do away with abortion.

The protesters of abortion are expected to gather at the Capitol will to ask lawmakers if they will use their position of power to protect unborn babies.

One of the main groups promoting the rally is "Free the States," whose mission is to free as many states as possible from the "American abortion Holocaust."

It's two bills causing controversy.

Senate Bill 13 that calls abortion a homicide and would stop the procedures in Oklahoma.

The other, Senate Bill 195, that says life begins at conception and unborn children have protectable interests.

Ralliers are encouraged to meet with lawmakers to ask if they believe life begins at fertilization and if they think it's the state's responsibility to protect citizens.

Groups are set to gather all this week at the Capitol, including pro-choice supporters in a few days.

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