Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Act and the need for Sanctuaries for Life

When the Second Regular Session of the 57th Oklahoma Legislature convenes on February 3, 2020, one of the first orders of business will be a bill making an appearance in the State Senate for the fourth legislative session in a row, the Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Act (SB13).

In a state with a Republican governor and where Republicans outnumber Democrats 39-to-9 in the State Senate and 76-to-25 in the State House — ratios nearly identical to the 56th Oklahoma Legislature — you’d think the AAOA would have been a slam dunk for passage by now. Unfortunately, that’s not been the case.

The reason the AAOC has failed in the past and faces a snowball’s chance in the present is because the so-called pro-life movement depends on keeping the murder of unborn babies legal almost as much as Planned Parenthood does, and for basically the same reason . . . making money.

In the case of the Oklahoma bill, National Right to Life VP Tony Lauinger opposes the Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Act and has successfully lobbied key Republicans to keep it from passing because he believes it’s unconstitutional, even though there is no constitutional right to abortion. Instead, he supports current laws — which he helped create — that “regulates” abortion in the state. These laws do nothing to abolish abortion; instead, they facilitate the murder of the unborn while sweeping this holocaust under the rug.

While preparing today’s article, the thought struck me that if the AAOA were to become law, the Sooner State could be one of the first ripples in a pro-life tidal wave where Sanctuaries for Life are created at the state level, much like the Personhood Alliance is doing at the local community level.

Similar to the sanctuary movements we are witnessing in states like Colorado and Virginia to protect the Second Amendment, Sanctuaries for Life could be created to protect the God-given right to life for pre-born children against pro-abortion tyrants.

By the way, the Personhood Alliance is a great resource on the life issue, and they’re looking for people to help build pro-life sanctuaries across America.

For those tempted to dismiss the sanctuary idea as too difficult and/or unconstitutional, let me remind you of the courage it took for towns, counties, and states not to obey the Supreme Court when it ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford that Blacks weren’t people but property. It was through their resistance that the liberty and personhood of Blacks would be protected and not through the Supreme Court; Dred Scott was never officially overturned.

A few last words: Trump and the GOP are lying when they tell you they’re saving the courts, which means it’s unlikely that we’ll ever see the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. Trump and the GOP are also lying when they tell you they’re pro-life and will end abortion, which is why they continue to fund Planned Parenthood.

The sanctuary approach to abortion may be the only answer left if we want to see an end to murdering the unborn in America.


David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative.

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