OKLAHOMA LAW REQUIRES PRO-LIFE SIGNS IN RESTAURANTS, SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS…SAVE THE TURTLES BUT NOT THE BABIES?
Oklahoma law will require hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants and public schools to post pro-life signs inside public restrooms on where women can receive care for their pregnancies.
The State Board of Health will consider regulations for the signs on Tuesday. Businesses and other organizations will have to pay an estimated $2.3 million to put up the signs because the Legislature didn’t approve any money for them.
The provision for the signs was tucked into a law that the Legislature passed this year that requires the state to develop informational material ‘for the purpose of achieving an abortion-free society.’ The signs must be posted by January 2018.
The signs in the restrooms will read:
There are many public and private agencies willing and able to help you carry your child to term and assist you and your child after your child is born, whether you choose to keep your child or to place him or her for adoption. The State of Oklahoma strongly urges you to contact them if you are pregnant.
The legislation was requested by pro-life group Oklahomans for Life. The bill is part of the state’s desire to work toward an “abortion-free society” and requires the State Department of Health to make available materials that “consistently teach that abortion kills a living human being.”