Oklahoma: The Oklahoma House of Representatives have passed a resolution on May 8 declaring abortion as ‘murder’ and directed “every public official” in the state to exercise their authority in order to “stop the murder of innocent children by abortion”.
The resolution HR 1004 was introduced by Representative Chuck Strohm. Though not made a law yet but it does reflect the view of the state people. The resolution, in part, states that “all human life is protected by God’s law and the highest laws of the land,” and that the Declaration of Independence explains that “all human beings” are “endowed by their Creator with the unalienable right to life.”
Further, “the Constitution of the United States mandates that no state shall deprive any human being of life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness without due process of law, nor deny any human being within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”.
The resolution also states that US Supreme Court “overstepped its authority by federalizing the issue of abortion on demand”.
Now it affirms that “That every public official in Oklahoma, including but not limited to sheriffs, district attorneys, judges and justices, the Attorney General, and the Governor, is directed to exercise their authority as appropriate in their respective jurisdictions to stop the murder of innocent unborn children by abortion.
“That Oklahoma judges and specifically justices of the Oklahoma Supreme Court are directed not to interfere with this Legislature’s right to clarify Oklahoma criminal law regarding abortion per Section 36 of Article V of the Oklahoma Constitution.”
Representative Strohm also said “no one – not a doctor, not a father or a mother – has rights that allow them to murder an unborn child”, as reported in CNS News.