For Immediate Release: February 4, 2010
Senate Approves Resolution in Support of Pregnancy Resource Centers
The state Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution supporting pregnancy resource centers and commending their efforts to provide comprehensive care to women and men facing unplanned pregnancies. Authored by Sen. Dan Newberry, Senate Resolution 82 praises pregnancy resource centers for their efforts to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of women with free and confidential services.
Newberry said it was important that the Senate express support for organizations that help women make life-affirming choices regarding pregnancy and parenting. Passage of the resolution coincided with Rose Day at the Capitol, an annual event where Oklahomans gather to express support for unborn children.
“As hundreds of Oklahomans gather today at the Capitol to promote and support the lives of the unborn, it is only appropriate that the Senate honor groups that provide assistance for women who choose childbirth over abortion,” said Newberry, R-Tulsa. “Pregnancy Resource Centers operate primarily through voluntary donations and the time and commitment of individuals who genuinely care about promoting and protecting life. We strongly support their efforts to serve women and men facing unplanned pregnancies.”
SR 82 also encourages Congress and state government agencies to grant
pregnancy resource centers assistance for medical equipment and abstinence