Today, the Oklahoma legislature cleared a final legislative hurdle and will now send a bill to the Governor to opt the state out of the abortion mandate created by the new federal health care law. Americans United for Life applauds the Oklahoma legislature for becoming the 6th state to opt out.
“More than 70% of voters oppose the use of public funds for abortion; that’s why the state-by-state opt out movement continues to gain momentum,” said AUL spokesman Matthew Faraci. “Oklahoma’s leadership on this issue serves as an example to other states looking to pass similar laws.”
So far, the opt-out bills in Arizona and Tennessee have become law and bills in Florida, Mississippi, and Missouri are pending action by the state’s governor.
For more information on the opt-out efforts across the country, click here.