As expected, Governor Henry signed HB 1595 into law last week. Although the bill won't go into effect until 2011, this is still another set back for women in Oklahoma. Legislators want to find out why women are seeking abortions...or yet to find out how to mark their doors with a big RED A in rural communities.
There are several ways to lower the abortion rate in Oklahoma starting with emergency contraception readily available in ALL emergency rooms for rape victims; comprehensive sexual education in schools not the so called abstinence until marriage education which has not stopped the Oklahoma's current 6th ranking for teen births in the United States; equal coverage for contraception by insurance companies and requiring pharmacies to find alternative resources when their pharmacist refuses to fill prescriptions.
We've got issues Oklahoma and they are not the issues that are being addressed at the capitol!
This session is just the first part of the two year session. We must make our voices heard!
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