Oklahoma has some of the strictest pro-life legislation in the nation, but SB 832 has been introduced in an attempt to allow abortions under certain circumstances. If the exceptions are not approved, state Representative Jim Olsen (R) says there is some concern that abortion advocates will conduct a petition drive to amend the state constitution.
"It's an extremely weak, defeatist approach," he submits. "What's most objectionable is that it would cost a couple of hundred lives a year."
And if the changes are approved, he does not think anyone should expect abortion advocates to be appeased.
"They are going to try to get wide-open abortion regardless of what we do," Rep. Olsen asserts. "We feel like the Lord helped us last year in getting those things signed by the governor, and why don't we stand for what's right and trust that the Lord that has helped us in the past is the same God that can help us with challenges in the future?"
Olsen has issued an urgent call for Oklahomans throughout the state to ask their legislators in both houses to vote against SB 832 so as to preserve the state's status of loving everyone, including preborn children.