Abolition of Abortion in Oklahoma Resolution
WHEREAS, We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness;
WHEREAS, The Oklahoma Republican Party Platform states: “God is the Author and Creator of life and that all human life, both born and unborn, should be protected.” (Republican Principles) ; and it later states: “We believe that at the point of conception, a person is granted the rights guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.” -(B. Right-to-Life and Medical Ethics);
WHEREAS, Abortion is considered a crime under Oklahoma Statutes 21-861 and 21-862; and
WHEREAS, The 10th Amendment states that “[t]he powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.-”
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, The Oklahoma Republican Party calls upon the Oklahoma Legislature, Governor, and Attorney General to only support and enforce any and all federal statutes, regulations, executive orders, and court rulings which give an unborn child the right to life:.
RESOLVED, The Oklahoma Republican Party calls upon the Oklahoma Legislature to pass legislation and calls upon the Governor and Attorney General to enforce said legislation to completely abolish abortion in Oklahoma:.
RESOLVED, The State Party Chair and State Republican Executive Committee is directed to support the passage of legislation that protects ALL life of unborn children and to utilize reasonable Party resources necessary to promote such abolition legislation in the 2018 Oklahoma Legislative Session; and.
RESOLVED, A copy of this resolution shall be sent to the Governor, Attorney General, Oklahoma Senate Pro Tempore, Senate Floor Leader, Oklahoma House Speaker and House Floor Leader.
“Presented by: Andrew Lopez, Dee Dobson, Joe Palmer, Dave Spaulding, Amanda Teegarden, Gary Lanham, Wayne Hill and Kenny Bob Tapp”
Passed by the body of the Oklahoma Republican Party state convention May 6, 2017