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Support the Oklahoma Heartbeat Act, Ask House Public Health Committee to Vote For SB 1503 by Rep. Todd Russ

by | Apr 5, 2022

By Tony  Lauinger, State Chairman, Oklahomans For Life

Tony Lauinger, Vice President of National Right to Life and State Chairman, Oklahomans For Life

Please contact members of the Public Health Committee of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and urge their strong support for SB 1503, the Oklahoma Heartbeat Act. The bill will be voted on tomorrow morning. 

You may reach committee members at housepubhealthcom@okforlife.org with a single email.

SB 1503 mirrors the Texas Heartbeat Act, which became law last year. The Texas law has been challenged by the abortion industry and reviewed by various courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to block the law. As a result, it continues to be in effect and to save lives. The law is enforced through civil remedies – lawsuits – rather than criminal penalties.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission reports that abortions in Texas dropped 60% in the first month after their law went into effect. Enactment of SB 1503 is necessary to save lives now in our state as well as to ensure that Oklahoma not be an abortion-destination state for women from Texas.

Under SB 1503, abortions may not be performed after the unborn child’s heartbeat is detectable, generally around the sixth week of pregnancy. Embryologists have long known that the heart begins to beat in the developing child between 18 and 21 days after fertilization.

Abortion stops the heartbeat of a living unborn baby. Please send a single email to housepubhealthcom@okforlife.org and urge committee members to support SB 1503, the Oklahoma Heartbeat Act. 

Thank you.

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