Senator Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa
State Capitol Room 411A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: February 4, 2009
Senator Dan Newberry
Newberry, Senate Stand for Pro-Life
Newberry along with a majority of the Senate voted in favor
of Senate Resolution 5 strongly opposing the federal “Freedom
of Choice Act.”
President Barack Obama recently promised that one
of the top priorities of his new Administration would be to sign
into law the “Freedom of Choice Act,” which classifies
abortion as a fundamental right. If signed into law, this fundamental
right would be equal to the right to free speech and the right
to vote, rights that, unlike abortion, are specifically detailed
in the United States Constitution.
The Freedom of Choice Act would negate any federal
or state pro-life law and would effectively prevent the State
of Oklahoma from enacting similar protective measures in the future.
The act would invalidate more than 550 federal and state abortion-related
laws—laws supported by the majority of the American public.
Senate Resolution 5 also reads, “The ‘Freedom
of Choice Act’ seeks to undermine the right and responsibility
of the states and the people to debate, vote on, and determine
State Senator Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, authored the
resolution saying this is not only a protection of the unborn,
but a protection of our rights.
“Oklahomans have continually supported pro-life
issues and this honorable body has continually passed pro-life
measures,” said Newberry. “All would be negated if
the Freedom of Choice Act becomes law. This act also causes Oklahomans
and United States citizens to give up their 10th amendment right,
granting more control to the federal government in determining