Pro Tem Greg Treat applauds Senate’s passage of pro-life measures
Mike Seals - March 10, 2021 3:40 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Senate advanced a slate of pro-life measures, demonstrating the chamber’s commitment to protecting the sanctity of life, the Senate leader said Wednesday.
Among the measures passed by the Senate was Senate Bill 918 from Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City. Treat’s bill would repeal regulations on abortions and restore Oklahoma’s prohibition on abortion should the central holdings of Roe v. Wade or Planned Parenthood v. Casey be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Each life has worth and value and must be protected from conception all the way through the very end. My commitment, and the commitment of Senate Republicans, to protecting the sanctity of life is unwavering and unfaltering. The measures passed by the Senate today are practical steps that will help save lives. I appreciate my Senate colleagues for their votes to protect life and look forward to these bills advancing in the House of Representatives,” Treat said.
Senate Bill 918 now moves to the Oklahoma House where the primary co-sponsor is Majority Floor Leader Jon Echols, R-Oklahoma City.
Among the measures approved by the Senate on Wednesday were:
- Senate Bill 584 by Senator Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, which would prohibit state funding or funding from any political subdivision of the state for any health care provider found guilty of trafficking in fetal body parts.
- Senate Bill 612 by Dahm, which would prohibit an abortion procedure in Oklahoma unless it is required to save the life of a pregnant woman in a medical emergency.
- Senate Bill 723 by Dahm, which would prohibit an abortion procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
- Senate Bill 778 and Senate Bill 779, both by Senator Julie Daniels, R-Bartlesville, which would provide safeguards surrounding the use of abortion-inducing drugs.
- SB 918 by Treat which would repeal regulations allowing abortions and restore Oklahoma’s prohibition on abortion should the central holdings of Roe v. Wade or Planned Parenthood v. Casey be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.