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Oklahoma State Senate
Senator Todd Lamb, R-Edmond
Majority floor leader
(405) 521-5632

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For Immediate Release: May 14, 2009

Sen. Todd Lamb
Sen. Todd Lamb

Lamb, Senate Endorse Sanctity of Life

The Oklahoma State Senate approved two pro-life measures by Majority Floor Leader Todd Lamb on Friday, advancing both to the Governor’s desk.

House Bill 1595 prohibits a person from performing an abortion solely because of the sex of the child and creates the Statistical Reporting of Abortions Act, which requires physicians who perform abortions to report certain information to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). This legislation passed the Senate with a 35-9 vote.

House Bill 1114 prohibits human cloning in Oklahoma and makes it a misdemeanor to perform or attempt to perform human cloning. This piece of pro-life legislation passed the Senate unanimously.

Each bill received overwhelming bipartisan support from both chambers, which Lamb applauds saying the Legislature is standing up for Oklahoma values.

“Oklahoma families across our state value the sanctity of life and chose to elect those who share this sacred ideal,” said Lamb. “Twenty-three countries throughout the world have already banned attempts to clone humans, and Oklahoma is the sixth state in our nation to ban human cloning. Life is too often taken for granted, and the Legislature has sent a message today that says we stand up for life and the protection of the unborn.”

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