A law protecting nearly every unborn child in the womb is now in effect in Oklahoma which makes it one of the most pro-life states in the Union.
The legislation’s author, state Sen. Nathan Dahm, tells AFN it prohibits abortion at conception with an exception for saving the life of the mother. There is no exemption for rape and incest.
“And it is up to a $100,000 fine, and up to 10 years imprisonment with a felony conviction, on the abortionist,” he says.
Regarding the strict guidelines and penalties, Dahm acknowledges abortion supporters are angry over the new law. But he has an answer for them.
“For those that will say that it's their body and their choice, what they forget or don't know, or are misled about,” he counters, “is that child in the womb is not their body.”
It is a separate and unique human being, he says, whose life deserves to be protected.
Dahm, a state senator since 2012, represents District 33 which covers Tulsa County.