Oklahoma City, OK — 2/27/2012 — Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has released a statement in support of Oklahoma Senate Bill 1433, the Personhood Act. The measure, which has received the backing of both the National Right to Life affiliate, Oklahomans for Life, and the Personhood USA affiliate Personhood Oklahoma, was recently approved by the state Senate on a vote of 34 to 8.
“I applaud the Republicans and the Democrats in the Oklahoma Senate who voted last week in favor of bipartisan personhood legislation,” said Gingrich. “As I have stated a number of times in this campaign, I support the personhood principle, and I support states finding ways to defend life by defining personhood under their state constitutions. It is my hope that Congress will one day pass pro-life legislation under the 14th Amendment that defines personhood as beginning at conception.”
“Mr. Gingrich and the state Senate have earned the respect of the local pro-life citizens and the national movement as a whole for standing to defend the rights of every human being at every stage of our development,” said Keith Mason, President of Personhood USA. “The Oklahoma House and Governor Fallin have an opportunity to do the same with the swift and decisive passage of the Oklahoma Personhood Act.” Read More→