Governor Fallin’s Despicable Betrayal

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After reporting on Friday of the Oklahoma S.B. 1552, which would have made abortion in Oklahoma a federal crime, news came that the Governor had actually vetoed the bill. This is a supposed pro-life, conservative governor. What happened that prompted her to veto it? This is a betrayal of conservatives. Read on. TJ

OKLAHOMA CITY – Friday Governor Mary Fallin vetoed SB 1552 which would allow for the revocation of medical licenses for doctors who perform abortions after viability. The measure has an exception to save the life of the mother. The Oklahoma Senate passed the bill yesterday 33-12.

SB 1552 was authored by Sen. Nathan Dahm. Yet this legislation was initiated by a local pastor, Paul Blair, with the support and guidance of Liberty Counsel. Mat Staver met with the Attorney General, Governor Fallin and members of the House and the Senate to discuss the proposed bill late last year. The governor approved the bill and gave her assurance she was behind it.

“As one who proclaims to be pro-life, her actions run counter to her words,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “This is a despicable betrayal of her word and of innocent children whose lives will be cut short because of her cowardly act. I encourage the Oklahoma legislators to veto the governor and Liberty Counsel stands ready to defend this bill,” said Staver.

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