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Oklahoma State Senate
Senator Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa
State Capitol Room 411A
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
(405) 521-5600

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For Immediate Release: February 4, 2009

Sen. Dan Newberry
Senator Dan Newberry

Newberry, Senate Stand for Pro-Life

Senator Dan 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 abortion policy.”

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 our rights.”

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Sen. Newberry's Office: 405-521-5600

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