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 Liberties Union, the ACLU of Oklahoma and the Center for Reproductive Rights. “By their own admission, the proponents of this initiative aim to strip women and families of their established right to decide whether and when to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term,” said Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oklahoma.Read More →

Press Release 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 condones invasion of privacy for a woman already forced with making a difficult decision. The bill also requires some medically unnecessary procedures to be performed. HB 1595 requires medical professionals to ask a lengthy series of questions of a female patient, many of which, such as, “Reason given for abortion,” have nothing toRead More →