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Senator to file bill criminalizing, ending abortions in Oklahoma

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 18:38:09-05

OKLAHOMA CITY — A state senator announced Wednesday that he plans to file a bill to criminalize and end abortions in Oklahoma.

State Sen. Warren Hamilton, R-McCurtain, said he intends to file the Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Act/Equal Protection and Equal Justice Act.

"The measure would ensure equal justice and equal protection of the laws to all unborn children from the moment of fertilization and establish that an unborn child has the same God-given inalienable rights as any other human," according to a news release.

“All human life is sacred from the very moment of conception,” Hamilton said. “As Americans, we must stand up for those who cannot defend themselves, those not yet born, and protect their lives at all costs. Abortion is an abomination before God, and something we must stop here in Oklahoma if we expect our state to be great. We must also acknowledge the truth that God will not bless America as long as we have innocent blood on our hands.”

The bill will also state that the Constitution does not prohibit any state from using its reserved police powers to outlaw homicide and provide equal protection to all persons within its jurisdiction, the news release stated.

“It’s far past time that we stand up for our preborn children and ensure every human being, regardless of their stage of development, is protected by our laws,” Hamilton said. “It’s an honor to fight for the rights of the unborn across the state, and I look forward to filing this bill for the 2021 legislative session.”

All bills must be filed by Thursday, Jan. 21 and the 2021 legislative session begins Monday, Feb. 1.

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