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Oklahoma House passes "Humanity of the Unborn Child Act".

Nobody but nobody believes in the power of education more than pro-lifers. That is why the vote in the Oklahoma House Marchi in favor of the "Humanity of the Unborn Child Act" (HB 2797) is so encouraging.

What is HB 2797?

"The Humanity of the Unborn Child Act establishes a public education program for high school students to foster increased awareness of the growth and development of a baby during the nine months before birth," explained Tony Lauinger, state chairman of Oklahomans for Life. "When young people have a good understanding--in advance--of the development and humanity of the unborn child, they are much less likely to view abortion as an acceptable 'solution' to an unwanted pregnancy."

Lauinger went on to explain, "The Humanity of the Unborn Child Act constitutes an affirmation by our legislature that it is the public policy of the state of Oklahoma to make a value judgment favoring childbirth over abortion."

The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the state's right to express that preference way back in its 1977 Maher v. Roe ruling. The Court held that the U.S. Constitution imposes "no limitation on the authority of a State to make a value judgment favoring childbirth over abortion, and to implement that judgment by the allocation of public funds."

"Ultimately, the pro-life movement is engaged in an effort to reach the hearts and minds of our fellow citizens especially the young," Lauinger said. "The Supreme Court has made it clear that the states are not required to be neutral between life and death. We are free to come down on the side of life. The Humanity of the Unborn Child Act represents a tangible way for our legislature to do that."

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HB 2797 now advances to the Oklahoma state Senate.

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Author:Andrusko, Dave
Publication:National Right to Life News
Date:Mar 1, 2016
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