States still sorting through the fall of Roe

States still sorting through the fall of Roe

States still sorting through the fall of Roe

An advocate for strengthening Hawaii's families says though her state already leans left on the life issue, it's loosening up its abortion laws.

Governor Josh Green (D), wo describes himself as a "proud husband, father, and physician," has just signed SB1 SD2, a bill to increase the killing of preborn babies in the state.

"It will allow physician assistants to perform abortions," details Eva Andrade of the Hawaii Family Forum. "And they don't have to be performed in a hospital, as was our previous law that was on the books."

Another provision concerns women who travel to Hawaii from a pro-life state to receive what turns out to be a botched abortion.

Andrade, Eva (Hawaii Family Forum) Andrade

"If they go back to those states and they want to bring a claim against any of the abortionists here in the state of Hawaii, this law that was passed will now basically keep all of that information confidential, and the state of Hawaii will not provide that information to any of the states that are asking for it," Andrade explains.

That means even the most dangerous abortionists would be protected from legal action.

"The second bill that is moving is a constitutional amendment bill, and that one is going to, if it passes, enshrine in Hawaii's state constitution the right to reproductive freedom," the pro-lifer laments.

If it passes, it will go before voters in the state in the 2024 election.

Meanwhile, an attempt to open the doors for abortion has failed in Oklahoma.

When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, states were given the authority to legislate abortion themselves. For Oklahoma, that meant a ban.

However, state Representative Jim Olsen (R) tells AFN a bill (SB834) was submitted this year to make exceptions for rape, incest, and sexual assault.

Olsen, Jim (R-OK) Olsen

"It would have repealed our statute against self-induced abortion, and it also would have protected the things that might be labeled as contraceptives but in reality are often abortifacients," he reports.

The bill has failed in both houses, which means the pro-life laws remain unchanged. For that, Olsen credits "the reaction of God's people when they rose up and let those legislators know that they didn't want to loosen up our abortion laws."

Rep. Olson does not think it will come up again in the 2024 session, because, according to him, being a Republican in Oklahoma requires that a person be pro-life.