Oklahoma Near to Enacting Two New Pro-Life Measures

By Dave Andrusko

Oklahoma is on the brink of enacting two more pro-life bills into law, adding to its reputation as one of the most pro-life states in the nation.

HB 2381 addresses the dangerous use of webcam technology which allows the abortionist to be hundreds of miles away when the mother ingests RU486. Having already passed the House, HB 2381 passed the Senate Wednesday and is on its way to pro-life Gov. Mary Fallin. The measure requires the abortionist who prescribes RU486 or other abortion producing drug to be physically present when the drug is first provided to the patient.

In addition, the Heartbeat/informed consent bill has also gone to the governor. Senate Bill 1274 requires that the abortionist offer the abortion-inclined mother a chance to listen to her baby’s heartbeat before having the abortion.

‘Women deserve to know relevant factual information prior to making a life or death decision,” said Mary Spaulding Balch, director of NRLC’s Department of State Legislation. “The heartbeat bill protects a mother’s right to hear her unborn child’s beating heart before going through with an abortion, perhaps preventing a lifetime of regret.”