Personhood USA’s campaign for Oklahoma Personhood Amendment

Personhood USA will run two radio spots and a television ad in support of the Oklahoma Personhood Act, according to a Tuesday press release. The radio spots are thirty and sixty seconds in length. The television ad features Josiah Presley. Presley is an abortion survivor from Norman, Oklahoma. In the television ad, Presley says, “My name is Josiah, and I am a survivor. When my mother was two months pregnant, she decided to abort me. But I survived, and a loving family decided to adopt me. I’m a person now, and I was a person then.” The radio ads can be heard here and the TV spot can be seen below:

Tulsa Senator Brian Craine is sponsoring the Oklahoma Personhood Act. According to Personhood USA’s Tuesday press release, the Act will:

“Recognize that the life of every human being begins at conception. The bill will afford all unborn children ‘at every stage of development all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens and residents of the state.’” In addition, the Act will “define the terms ‘unborn child’ and ‘unborn children’ to ‘include all unborn children or the offspring of humans begins from the moment of conception until birth at every stage of biological development.’”

In February, the measure passed the State Senate with a vote of 34 to 8. Currently, the measure is waiting for committee assignment in the Oklahoma House.

The spokesperson in the radio ads notes, ‘every single day, 20 innocent children lose their lives to abortion in Oklahoma. The good news is there is a 2 to 1 majority of lawmakers who promised us they are pro-life, and they would protect those babies. The bad news is, right now, the personhood bill is stalled in the House of Representatives. Please, contact your Representatives, including Speaker Steele and Governor Mary Fallin. Ask them to quit stalling on the personhood bill. It is no longer enough to say you are pro-life. We must act pro-life.”

According to Keith Mason, President of Personhood USA, “This is the moment that everyone in Oklahoma-dedicated to ending abortion and recognizing the dignity of every preborn baby-has been waiting for. The good people of Oklahoma can become the first to declare they state as a safe haven for the youngest and most vulnerable members of our human family, but we must act. The people must make their voices heard.”

You can learn more about Personhood USA here.

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