Senator Todd Lamb, R-Edmond
For Immediate Release:
April 9, 2008
Sen. Todd Lamb
Pro-Life Legislation Passes Senate
An omnibus pro-life bill passed the Oklahoma State Senate Wednesday
with a bipartisan vote.
Senate Bill 1878 by Senator Todd
Lamb, R-Edmond, and Representative Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, contains
several pro-life initiatives, passing the Senate with a vote of
By combining various pieces of legislation from Senator Lamb and
members of the House of Representatives, Senate Bill 1878 now does
• creates the Freedom of Conscience Act which protects the
rights of healthcare providers to refuse to take part in the destruction
of human life (SB 1878—Sen. Lamb, Rep. Peterson);
• regulates the use of the dangerous chemical pill RU-486,
used when the unborn child is about two months old (HB 2181—Rep.
• ensures the mother’s consent to abort is truly voluntary,
and protects against coerced abortions (HB 3059—Sen. Williamson,
• provides a woman with an ultrasound of her unborn child
which she can view prior to undergoing the abortion (HB 3144—Sen.
Lamb, Rep. Billy);
• cultivates respect for disabled children by banning the
wrongful-life lawsuits that claim a baby would have been better
off aborted (HB 2814—Sen. Crain, Rep. Sullivan).
“The provisions spelled out in this legislation are critical
pro-life advances,” said Senator Lamb. “Working with
pro-life members of the House and Senate to protect the sanctity
of life and develop this comprehensive bill has been an honor. I
am encouraged by the bipartisan support to protect innocent life
today in the Senate.”
The next stop for Senate Bill 1878 will be the Governor’s
desk for his signature.
For more information contact:
Senator Lamb's Office: (405) 521-5632