A proposed petition to make abortion a homicide in Oklahoma has drawn condemnation from Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s camp as an “unrelenting attack” on women’s rights.
Thomas Hunter of Noble, Oklahoma, filed paperwork on the ballot initiative last week. If it is not challenged in court within ten days, pro-lifers will have 90 days to collect signatures from over 120,000 registered voters, in order to place the question on the November ballot.
“Hillary Clinton believes Oklahoma women have a constitutional right to safe, legal abortion and to contraception, and they deserve to be able to make their health care decisions without interference from government or extreme special interest groups,” Hillary for America Senior Policy Advisor Maya Harris said.
“Banning abortion and common forms of birth control is not only unconstitutional — it is bad for the health of Oklahoma women,” she continued. “This initiative petition should be challenged and, if it makes it on the ballot, rejected by Oklahomans like similar measures have been rejected by voters in other states.”
Hillary Clinton is a vocal abortion advocate who has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice America, and holds 100% pro-abortion ratings with both groups.