Oklahoma City – In a continuing assault on the abortion industry in Oklahoma, today Governor Stitt signed into law SB 584, the Defunding Fetal-Body-Parts Trafficking Act. Authored by Senators Dahm, Bullard, Treat, Jett, Stephens, Bergstrom and Taylor, the bill is a continued response to Project Veritas’ investigation in recent years of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in trafficking fetal body parts.
While Oklahoma has had laws against the trafficking of fetal body parts for some time, SB 584 specifically targets State funding to organizations that participate in this despicable practice. The bill amends 56 O.S. Supp. 2020, Section 1005.4, and inserts the following underlined language:
“No provider shall be eligible for reimbursement through Medicaid or any other federal or state program or any other funding from any political subdivision of this state including but not limited to cities, towns, municipalities or counties.”
The measure passed the Senate by a margin of 36-9 and House by a margin of 77-17 with the emergency measure intact, meaning the measure is effectively immediately. Combined with the three anti-abortion bills signed into law yesterday, the abortion industry in Oklahoma has taken devastating hits in the last two days. Should the laws stand through the certain legal challenges to be brought by the ACLU, it would make Oklahoma the first state in the Union to end abortion once and for all.
Two More Pro-2nd Amendment Bills Signed Into Law
In addition to SB 584, Governor Stitt also signed SB 646 and SB 672 into law. SB 646 allows employees of establishments that serve or sell alcohol to carry firearms with permission of the owners. SB 672 modifies Oklahoma’s firearm transport law to allow anyone to transport a firearm in the vehicle loaded or unloaded at any time as long as they are legally allowed to carry a firearm and are not involved in the commission of a crime. Both bills were supported by OK2A.
Combined with the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary law signed yesterday, and a slew of other pro-2nd Amendments laws passed this term, Oklahoma stands to earn the coveted title “most 2nd Amendment-friendly State in the Union”…and Governor Stitt, “the most pro-2nd Amendment Governor.” Both laws signed today go into effect November 1st.