Thursday, May 27, 2010


Late yesterday Governor Henry vetoed HB 3290! VETO NUMBER FOUR, can you believe it? Call, email, fax your senator today and ask him/her to sustain the Governor's veto!

Click here to find your legislator's contact information...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Senate overrides Governor Henry's Veto of HB 3284

Exhausting. Once again, anti-choice/anti-woman legislators have overridden yet another veto from Governor Henry. Debating to sustain the veto on HB 3284 were Senators Rice, Wilson, Eason McIntyre, C. Johnson and Adelson. Suprise of the day was the addition of Republican Senator Jim Reynolds to the debate reiterating the fact the goverment should be staying out of personal healthcare decisions.

The gallery was a sea of pink thanks to many pissed off women and men who made their voices not only heard but seen today and yesterday. You betcha we're pissed.

Please thank Senators: Adelson, Ballenger, Crutchfield, Easley, Eason McIntyre, C. Johnson, Laster, Leftwich, Lerblance, Paddack, Reynolds, Rice, Sparks, Sweeden, and Wilson for standing up for reproductive rights in Oklahoma!

There's one more bad bill we want Governor Henry to veto and that's HB 3290 which bans insurance coverage for abortion. Make your calls today, keep up the pressure...

Monday, May 24, 2010


Governor Henry vetoed HB 3284 over the weekend! Call your senator and ask him/her to sustain the veto today! An override attempt can happen anytime this week so be aware and we'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


HB 3284 is currently sitting on Governor Brad Henry's desk awaiting a veto (we hope)! Please contact the Govenor and ask for his veto...then call your SENATOR to ask for a vote to support the Govenor's veto effort.

More than 30 questions to be asked before you receive a legal medical procedure...ARGH! Here is one question that really puts the "what the hell" question in the minds of every pro-choice person in America, the infamous question #15:

15. Unless a medical emergency, as defined in Section 1-738.1 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, exists, the abortion provider or agent shall ask the pregnant female to provide, orally or in writing, the reason(s) she is seeking the abortion. If such a medical emergency exists, the abortion provider or agent shall specify on the form the condition which necessitated the immediate abortion: ___________________

REASON GIVEN FOR ABORTION (check all applicable):

Having a baby:
Would dramatically change the life of the mother: _________
Would interfere with the education of the mother: _________
Would interfere with the job/employment/career of the mother: ______
Mother has other children or dependents: ________
Mother cannot afford the child: ______
Mother is unmarried: ________
Mother is a student or planning to be a student: ________
Mother cannot afford child care: _______
Mother cannot afford the basic needs of life: ________
Mother is unemployed: _________
Mother cannot leave job to care for a baby: _________
Mother would have to find a new place to live: _________
Mother does not have enough support from a husband or partner: _____
Husband or partner is unemployed: _______
Mother is currently or temporarily on welfare or public assistance: _________
Mother does not want to be a single mother: _______
Mother is having relationship problems: ________
Mother is not certain of relationship with the father of the child: ________
Partner and mother are unable to or do not want to get married: _______
Mother is not currently in a relationship: _______
The relationship or marriage of the mother may soon break up: _______
Husband or partner is abusive to the mother or her children: _______
Mother has completed her childbearing: ________
Mother is not ready for a, or another, child: _______
Mother does not want people to know that she had sex or became pregnant: ________
Mother does not feel mature enough to raise a, or another, child: _______
Husband or partner wants mother to have an abortion: ______
There may be possible problem affecting the health of the fetus: ________
Physical health of the mother is at risk: ________
Parents want mother to have an abortion: _________
Emotional health of the mother is at risk: ________

Mother suffered from a medical emergency as defined in Section 1-738.1 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes: ______
Mother wanted a child of a different sex: ______
Abortion is necessary to avert the death of the mother: ______
Pregnancy was a result of forcible rape: ______
Pregnancy was a result of incest: ______
Other (specify): ______
Patient was asked why she is seeking an abortion, but she declined to give a reason: _______



According to our friends at feministing: Representative Mark Souder of Indiana, a staunch abstinence only and "sanctity" of marriage advocate, is resigning after it was revealed that he was having an affair with a staff member.

So I guess as long as you have that ring on your finger, you can have sex with anyone, not just your spouse, after marriage. No wonder they like that set-up so well.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Here It Goes Again....

Abortion info bill wins Senate OK

We need 17 votes to veto fellas! Start writing! Maybe we can get rid of this thing before we have to wait for it to be ruled unconstitutional again.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tulsa Pro-Choice Advocates Organizing

A meeting protesting the recent passage of two anti-abortion bills will be held on Monday, May 10th, 7:00 p.m. at Fellowship Congregational Church, 2900 So. Harvard, Tulsa.

The meeting will feature a forum entitled “Ethics, The Law and Reproductive Health."
The purpose of this meeting is to educate the public about how these bills intrude on personal privacy by putting the state between doctors and their patients, and to develop a plan of action to counter this type of legislative harassment.

In addition, a panel will discuss the only piece of legislation still waiting to be passed, House Bill 3284. This bill will jeopardize the right to privacy of women obtaining abortions in Oklahoma. If passed, House Bill 3284 will impose extensive new reporting requirements on doctors and patients. It will violate patient privacy and confidentiality by requiring doctors who provide abortions to report personal details of their patients' intimate lives to the state. It will require the state to make this information available to the public by posting it on the internet.

The meeting is sponsored by the Oklahoma Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Tulsa Interfaith Alliance, Oklahoma Reproductive Health Coalition, Pastors for Peace, American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, NE Okla. Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma, Reproductive Services for Women, and Fellowship Congregational Church.

Forum participants will include:

Nancy Kachel, Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma
Linda Meek, Clinic Director
Tamya Cox, Legislative Counsel, ACLU of Oklahoma
Caroline Abbott, Attorney and Patient Advocate
Martha Hardwick, Oklahoma Counsel with the Center for Reproductive Rights
Rev. Paul Ashby, Minister of Fellowship Congregational Church

Monday, May 3, 2010

Thank goodness!

Judge Noma Gurich signed a temporary restraining order to halt the mandatory use of ultrasounds an hour before an abortion procedure until a hearing in July.

Thank you Judge Gurich!