Thursday, May 26, 2022

Why Even Oklahoma Couldn’t Pass a School Voucher Bill

A bill to create a school-voucher program in Oklahoma failed earlier this year to win passage in the state legislature. Oklahoma is a state where 68 percent of those surveyed favor school choice, and yet this small school-choice bill, which was sponsored by the state senate’s president pro tempore and supported by the governor, was…Read More



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Supreme Court sides with Arizona in death penalty cases

In a 6-3 ruling May 23, the Supreme Court said two Arizona death-row inmates could not present new evidence of ineffective counsel they said they received in state trials during their federal appeals. The inmates have argued that their lawyers failed to present evidence that could have exonerated them from death sentences. Justice Clarence Thomas,…Read More



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Monday, May 23, 2022

Life ‘is always sacred and inviolable’ Pope Francis says

Pope Francis praised a pro-life event in Rome and offered comments defending the dignity of life on Sunday. According to the website for the national Scegliamo la vita (Let’s Choose Life) event, the May 21 gathering intended to affirm the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. Videos and photos on the event’s…Read More



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Oklahoma Gov. Stitt signs new cannabis industry regulations with more on the way

More than 90 cannabis-related bills were filed at the beginning of the session, but as lawmakers wind down their time at the Capitol, only 20 remain. Four bills have been signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt, while others are waiting to be heard on the floor or are working through conference committees. Several of the bills…Read More



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Friday, May 20, 2022

Oklahoma bill fighting human trafficking heads to Gov. Stitt’s desk

A bill aiming to combat human trafficking has been sent to Gov. Kevin Stitt following passage by the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 4210 would establish the Human Trafficking Response Unit within the Office of the Attorney General. The unit would create and maintain data related to human trafficking so law enforcement…Read More



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OK House approves strongest abortion ban in the nation

The White House condemned a new abortion bill that passed Oklahoma’s Legislature Thursday, calling the bill “extreme,” “absurd” and “ultra MAGA.” The bill, H.B. 4327, would ban all abortions after the moment of conception except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the mother’s life. The bill bans any procedures that “cause the death…Read More



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With Dobbs on Horizon, States Continue to Ramp up Pro-Life Legislation in 2022

Reports surfaced last week that Justice Samuel Alito’s draft majority opinion that was leaked overturning Roe v. Wade is still the only one circulated inside the Supreme Court, giving great hope to pro-life advocates around the country. The action by states to advance pro-life legislation only further shows the claim that “Roe is settled law”…Read More



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