Oklahoma’s House of Representatives has passed a resolution declaring abortion to be murder and calling on state officials to protect life at any state.
According to The Christian Post, House Resolution 1004 states that “all human life is protected by God’s law and the highest laws of the land.”
The Resolution also appeals to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution which both also sanction all human life: “... the Declaration of Independence explains that all human beings are created in the image of God, and are thus endowed by their Creator with the unalienable right to life….the Constitution of the United States mandates that no state shall deprive any human being of life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness without due process of law, nor deny to any human being within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Because of these foundational protections of human life, the Resolution calls on state officials at every level to work to support life, rather than allowing it to be destroyed via abortion.
"Oklahoma judges and specifically justices of the Oklahoma Supreme Court are directed not to interfere with this Legislature's right to clarify Oklahoma criminal law regarding abortion per Section 36 of Article V of the Oklahoma Constitution," says the Resolution. “... every public official in Oklahoma, including but not limited to sheriffs, district attorneys, judges and justices, the Attorney General, and the Governor, is directed to exercise their authority as appropriate in their respective jurisdictions to stop the murder of innocent unborn children by abortion,” it continues.
Although the Resolution is “a statement of policy and does not carry the weight of law,” lawmakers hope that it will support pro-life regulations already in place in the state.
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Publication date: May 11, 2017