For Immediate Release: April 5, 2010
REPUBLICANS APPLAUD GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE
OF PRO-LIFE LEGISLATION
Lamb, Jolley, Sykes Measures Signed Into Law
The three Republicans who authored pro-life
legislation were encouraged Monday when the Governor signed into
law Senate Bills 1890, 1891 and 1902.
Senator Todd Lamb (R-Edmond), author of Senate Bill 1890, said
he believes these provisions reflect the values of our state and
applauds the Governor in his bipartisan approval.
“We as a Republican caucus have stood consistently in support
of pro-life measures and fought to protect the sanctity of life
year after year,” Lamb added. “Today we saw the results
of our hard work, as the Governor’s signature today is representative
of the bipartisan support achieved behind these bills.”
Lamb’s SB 1890 would prohibit the performance of an abortion
due to the sex of the unborn child.
Senate Bill 1891, by Senator Anthony Sykes (R-Moore) creates the
Freedom of Conscience Act to permit an individual to refuse to participate
in activities involving abortions, human embryos, fetal tissue or
“Thanks to the provisions in SB 1891, Oklahomans who have
strong moral or religious objections to these procedures will not
be forced to participate in them, if they believe they are in direct
contradiction with their beliefs regarding the sanctity of human
Senator Clark Jolley (R-Edmond) authored SB 1902, which regulates
the administration of RU-486, also known as the abortion pill.
“This legislation is vital in better protecting the health
of Oklahoma women,” said Jolley. “SB 1902 allows only
properly trained physicians to administer this prescription, and
as a result of this legislation women have more information beforehand
and a better follow-up procedure in place.”
The provisions in each bill were previously approved by the Legislature,
but were prevented from taking effect because a court ruled they
violated Oklahoma’s Constitution regarding single-subjects
for legislation. With the Governor’s approval today, all three
bills have been signed into law.
For more information contact:
Sen. Lamb: 405-521-5632
Sen. Jolley: 405-521-5622
Sen. Sykes: 405-521-5569