‘Pro-Life’ Governor Kevin Stitt Comes Out AGAINST Abolition of Abortion Act

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During yesterday’s press conference, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt was asked whether or not he would sign Senate Bill 1729, the Abolition of Abortion Act introduced by state senator Dusty Deevers. While surgical abortions are prohibited in the state, self-managed abortions are shockingly easy to obtain, over 4000 a year, and this bill would close the gap. 

“(The Bill) take the exception for prenatal homicide, which is abortion, out of the homicide code and make it give equal protection under the law to all lives from the moment of conception to natural death.”

It should be an automatic “yes,” as Stitt is famously pro-life, having campaigned on it for years. He regularly speaks at pro-life events and receives high praise and honor at pro-life galas. Live Action named Stitt their “Life Awardee” of the year only months ago.

Earlier this week, he appeared at Rose Day, the state’s annual pro-life celebration, to tout his creds and how his state banned abortion from the moment of conception and reiterate his promise to “sign every piece of pro-life legislation that hit my desk”

It should not be a hard promise to keep, as Republicans in Oklahoma have a supermajority in the House and Senate, both of which are filled to the brim with professing pro-life politicians who campaigned on their pro-life creds and were supported and encouraged by pro-life leaders…”

Yet when asked to sign the legislation that came across his desk, Stitt immediately balked:

“You know that’s something that I don’t even want to get in to. No.

We want to be a very pro-family state. A pro-life state. We want to support mothers. We want to support children. So, specifics on any bills that are just still being talked about — I think think there are 3,000 bills that are filed every year. I don’t even know who did it. You’re telling me all this information, but from what you said, that doesn’t sound like something I’d be supporting.”

Commenting on this development, Abolitionist Rising the preeminent and prominent abortion abolitionist advocacy group in the the state, wrote:

The pro-life label. The awards. The celebrations. It’s all a cover, and preborn children will be continue to slaughtered until enough voters see through the cover, stop supporting pro-lifers like Kevin Stitt, and start supporting abolitionists like Dusty Deevers and Warren Hamilton.

Their recommendations?

Call Governor Kevin Stitt at (405) 521-2342 (extension 0) to let him know that:

  • You support the Abolition of Abortion Act and are disappointed that he spoke against it at his press conference
  • According to recent research, roughly 4,000 babies are being murdered annually in OK by self-managed abortions. The abolition act is the only bill that would address this problem.
  • He needs to meet with Senators Dusty Deevers to talk through the problem of self-managed abortion and equal protection under the law.

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3 thoughts on “‘Pro-Life’ Governor Kevin Stitt Comes Out AGAINST Abolition of Abortion Act

  1. “Pro-lifers” don’t ever really seem to want to get rid of abortion. They don’t believe it’s murder, ultimately. “Bad”, but not murder in their eyes. Sad day here in OK.

  2. Out of all the things Protestia writes about, I’m probably most thankful for their coverage of the “faux-life” organizations and politicians.

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