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SFLAction Deploys in Oklahoma to Urge Vote, Signature on Life at Conception Bill

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Lauren Enriquez - 24 Mar 2022
SFLAction Deploys in Oklahoma to Urge Vote, Signature on Life at Conception Bill

“The pro-life movement has always owned its goal of abolishing abortion in our lifetime,” said Students for Life Action and Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “And by that we don’t just mean stopping late-term abortions, abortions after viability, or the infanticide of children who survive abortion attempts; we mean protecting ALL children from the moment of conception. And that is what Oklahoma has the opportunity to do with its Life At Conception Act.”

OKLAHOMA CITY, O.K., and WASHINGTON, D.C. (03-24-22) – In preparation for a Post-Roe America, Students for Life Action is working to help protect children from abortion violence from the moment of conception in states across the country, including in Oklahoma. There, Senator Nathan Dahm’s Senate Bill 612 is near the finish line. This week, SFLAction will meet with Representatives in the House and conduct a literature drop in key districts urging support for this lifesaving measure. 

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On Thursday, March 24, SFLAction will meet with House members to urge them to schedule the bill – which has already passed out of the House committee – for a vote and to send the approved bill to the governor for his signature. On Friday, SFLAction grassroots activists will deploy into key voting districts to urge support for Sen. Dahm’s Life At Conception Act, encouraging residents to contact their House Representatives and demand final passage of the bill.

“Every day, approximately 13 Oklahoma children are killed in abortion violence,” said Titus Folks, Grassroots Political Coordinator for SFLAction. “Every single one of these children deserves protection under the law, and the Oklahoma House is just one crucial vote away from restoring this protection statewide. We urge the House to schedule its vote and send this bill to Governor Stitt’s desk as soon as possible.” 

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SFLAction was deeply involved in supporting similar legislation in Arkansas, Sen. Jason Rapert’s Senate Bill 6. SFLAction engaged in grassroots activism and worked to thwart backdoor efforts to weaken and strip many of the protections in the bill by contacting nearly 200,000 constituents to ask them to contact their legislators and demand the bill’s passage without amendment. Following this victory, SFLAaction is taking this model legislation to legislators across the country to ensure every state is prepared for a Post-Roe America.  

Faith Elwonger, Oklahoma Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America, said: 

“I am so proud of Oklahoma for taking this BOLD step and helping to lead the way for the Post-Roe America. Protection From Conception is the new status quo. We’re cheering for you, Oklahoma!”

Senator Dahm’s Life At Conception Act passed the full Senate floor and House committee last year, and this is the final phase of a yearlong effort in which Students for Life Action reached more than 130,000 pro-life advocates in Oklahoma through text messages, phone calls, emails, and mail in order to pass this life-saving bill. 

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The pro-life movement has always owned its goal of abolishing abortion in our lifetime,” said Students for Life Action and Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins. “And by that we don’t just mean stopping late-term abortions, abortions after viability, or the infanticide of children who survive abortion attempts. We mean protecting ALL children from the moment of conception. And that is what Oklahoma has the opportunity to do with its Life At Conception Act.”

Learn more about the grassroots work of Students for Life Action HERE

Learn more about why every state needs a Life At Conception Act HERE

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction), a 501c4, along with its 501c3 sister organization, Students for Life of America (SFLA), make up the nation’s largest pro-life youth organization and a political and policy operation engaging people of all ages. Together they work to end abortion — the human rights issue of our day — and provide political, legal, and community support for women and their children, born and preborn. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA has more than 1,25groups on middlehigh school, college, university, medical, and law school campuses in all 50 states. SFLA creates strategy, policy, and programming to connect those most targeted for abortion with people ready to help and builds a framework for political engagement on their behalf. SFLA and SFLAction have more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry than any other pro-life outreach in the world, reaching more than 2 million people across social media platforms each week and engaging in approximately 100,000 digital conversations per month. Over the last 16 years, President Kristan Hawkins has grown SFLAction/SFLA into an $18 million organization preparing for a Post-Roe America.

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