For Immediate Release: May 9, 2007
Senator James A. Williamson
Williamson Says Battle for Pro-Life Issue Not Over
Wednesday the evenly divided Oklahoma Senate again fell one
short of the 32 votes needed to override Gov. Brad Henry’s veto
of SB 714, a pro-life bill that would prohibit state funds,
facilities, and employees from being used to perform abortions
except to save the life of the mother.
But Senate Bill 714’s author, Sen. James
A. Williamson of Tulsa, said he will continue the effort
to ban state funding for abortions.
“I will continue the effort to override the governor as long as
I believe there is a realistic chance to change someone’s mind,”
Williamson said. “Our fight on behalf of unborn Oklahomans to
enact the protections contained in SB 714 will continue,”
Senate Bill 714 is a pro-life bill that prohibits the use of
state funds, facilities, and employees to perform abortions. It
also requires abortionists to file paperwork with the state
showing they are following laws requiring informed consent of
patients and the notification of minors’ parents before
abortions are performed.
For more information contact:
Senator Williamson's Office: (405) 521-5624