OKLAHOMA CITY – A lawsuit was filed today on behalf of six Oklahoma voters – including women’s health providers– against an Oklahoma ballot initiative that would ban vital health services by granting fertilized eggs and embryos the same constitutional rights as people. The voters are represented by the American Civil More >
The ACLU began the 2011 session tracking almost 50 bills. Although this number was significantly down from the previous session, the bills introduced this year were more hostile toward civil liberties than in years past. Predictably, bills restricting a woman’s right to choose, blurring the separation of church and state, More >
Deputy Director Tamya Cox spoke at the 2011 Pink Wave held at the State Capitol on May 12, 2011. Cox, a rigorous supporter of choice, invoked lyrics from “Power” by Kanye West to demonstrate the need for women to get off the sidelines and back into the fight. “We must More >
I attended the committee meeting on HB 1595, the Statistical Reporting on Abortion bill. This bill would require doctors to ask a series of invasive questions that would then be uploaded to the Internet. This bill also prevents gender-selection abortion. This is not an issue in the United States and More >
The ACLU of Oklahoma has partnered with Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma to host Women’s Health Day at the State Capitol on Monday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Rotunda.
* Progressive organizations will have booths * Information on mental, reproductive, and physical health More >
February 25, 2009
OKLAHOMA CITY — This afternoon, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed HB 1595 – a fiscally irresponsible and extremely invasive bill introduced by District 71 Representative Daniel Sullivan. The passage of HB 1595, also known as the Statistical Reporting on Abortion Act, shows that the Oklahoma House More >
October 27, 2008
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND FREE SPEECH BALANCED IN TULSA
A group with a history of blocking the entrance to an abortion and reproductive health clinic in Tulsa announced its plan to protest at the clinic again on October 18. The management of the clinic, Reproductive Services, voiced its concern More >
Have you been reading about the South Dakota abortion ban in your local newspaper or on the ACLU website? On Election Day, South Dakotans will vote on a ban on virtually all abortions. What can you do to help defeat this ban?
You can phone bank in your own living room More >
RFP and WLO have drafted model comments for affiliates to submit to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the “Provider Conscience Regulation.” Submitting comments from each ACLU affiliate is part of the overall strategy to get a large volume of comments by the due date of September More >
Governor Brad Henry issued a veto of Senate Bill 1878, an Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill on the evening of Wednesday April 16, 2008. The Oklahoma State Senate voted 37-11 to override the veto on Thursday, April 17, 2008. Less than an hour later, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 81-15 to More >