Oklahoma senator introduces bill that would make getting an abortion first-degree murder

Republican State Senator Joe Silk introduced the new bill, dubbed S.B. 1118, which ads “killing an unborn child to existing murder statutes.”

Image: Sen. Joe Silk (Life Site News)

According to a widely-read evangelical publication, an Oklahoma Senator introduced an unprecedented piece of legislation that would not only ban abortion, but criminalize it as first-degree murder as well.

Christian News is reporting that Republican State Senator Joe Silk introduced the new bill, dubbed S.B. 1118, which ads “killing an unborn child to existing murder statutes.”

“No person shall perform or induce or attempt to perform or induce an abortion after conception,” The bill reads. “A person commits murder in the first degree when that person performs an abortion as defined by Section 1-745.5 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes.”

The bill stipulates that abortion is “the use or prescription of any instrument, medicine, drug or any other substance or device to intentionally kill an unborn human being” and gives protection to the “unborn” from the moment of conception.

A petition was signed by over 30,000 residents in Oklahoma which called lawmakers to present legislation that would result in a complete end to abortion in the state.

The petition:

“[We] hereby respectfully demand that our state government stop protecting the murder of children by abortion within its jurisdiction and establish justice for all pre-born human beings in our state,” the petition reads in part. “We demand that our legislators stop passing laws to regulate abortion and instead outlaw all abortion as murder. ”

“We demand that these changes be made now—not five, ten or fifteen years down the road,” it continues. “In short, we the people of the state of Oklahoma demand the total and immediate abolition of human abortion as the legal, constitutional and moral duty of our elected and appointed officials.”

Christian News says that the petition was circulated by the Abolitionist Society of Norman and hundreds of supporters across the country who traveled to Oklahoma to help obtain signatures.

“This bill aims to protect all children from destruction in Oklahoma, and bring Oklahoma law into compliance with the United States Constitution,” Abolitionist Society of Norman said in a press release. “This bill unabashedly defies the Supreme Court’s perversion and denunciation of the constitutional right to life, and seeks to establish justice for those being deprived of life without due process of law.”



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    Martin Pollard

    March 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Once again, Republicans respect the decisions of courts only when they rule in their favor; otherwise, they’re “lawless” and “legislating from the bench.” Proving once again that Republicans are the equivalent of toddlers on the playground, only less mature.

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    March 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    so does that mean that once born, politicians who deny medical for these new humans and they die from lack of affordable medical coverage that the politicians who are responsible for denying this coverage are charged with murder- or pre-meditated murder ? Or as John Boehner said ,medical coverage is NOT a human right. Or the CEO of Nestle’s who said public water is NOT A HUMAN RIGHT and if you cannot afford the over high priced water a human body will die, so is the CEO responsible for those deaths of living humans ? When are we going to hold these anti-abortion politicians who also are anti-,life once those babies are born ?Doubtful. SO this idiot wants a fertilized egg protected from the moment of conception, while they same politicians cut food, medical coverage, shelter aid to pregnant women, thus endangering the unborn they claim to care so much about.
    Is he aware that over 90% of fertilized eggs never make it to full gestation to birth ? Are they going to start to charge women for miscarriages with murder even though they did nothing wrong ? They do this in other countries of the world and seems the GOP have only been concerned for more wars, tax cuts for the rich and anti-abortion forced to birth every pregnancy, so they can starve and neglect those now born until it is time to send them off to fight wars to make the rich richer and steal the assets of other nations for the rich, just as they are still doing now ?

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    Mike Davis

    March 7, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Two points here.
    First, if this carries, all fathers of unwanted children should be punished with a felony for creating a fertilized egg that the female is not allowed to stop.
    Second, most of these nut-jobs are RRR’s (Radical Religious Right’s) who have no idea that their own holy book has NEVER defined life as the moment of fertilization. Look it up. Every reference to life is a reference to BREATHING. Gen 2:7 specifically refers to “the breath of life.” Psalms 104:24 and 104.29 “when you take away their breath, they die…” Also see Psalm 150:6 and Rom 1:20-21.
    “The beginning of life as a child of God is likened to a new birth.” ( John 3:3-8 ; 1 John 2:29 ; 3:9 ; 4:7 ; 1 John 5:1 1 John 5:4 1 John 5:18 ) which puts life, again, at the point of birth, NOT at the point of conception.

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    March 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    That would make nature a mass murderer since it is estimated that over half of all pregnancies end in spontaneous abortion aka miscarriage and often the woman doesn’t even know it.

    Senator Silk…you are a moron.

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    Keith Cumbie

    March 7, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    Rape him till his eyes bleed, tell him he’s pregnant and remove his appendix with a pair of pliers through his anus. He’ll change his tune.

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    March 7, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    You would think he would just beat his xtian women into submission so they quit getting pregnant, its all their fault, ask him. just another stupid unenforcable waste of tax money pandering to his nutty crowd. And they wonder why their god keeps smiting them with storms.

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    Judy White Ornella

    March 7, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Wow, 30,000 people out of OK’s 3.878 million citizens signed the petition so they pass this unconstitutional law? That’ right wing logic at its best.

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    March 7, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    The senator had better be prepare to accept unborn children as tax exemptions on income tax returns. Whether or not they come to term for natural reasons, every parent must have the right to claim this child who can be legally murdered under the statute. Don’t you just love politicians who think they can speak for God on issues that no one can be sure of? We see it all the time with the kinds of idiots we elect to represent us. The only think the are good at is getting themselves elected.

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    Suz White

    March 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Has anyone asked him and the “people of Oklahoma” if they are going to be ok with doing away with IUDs and several other forms of birth control, as well as closing all their fertility clinics because this law will effectively make invitro fertilization murder, too?

    Or is that a bit too deep for his shiny head to consider?

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    Zaxtor (@Zaxtor2001)

    March 7, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    He mind making polluting a first degree murder since it kills unborns and harms children and adults.
    What a hypocrite that senetor is.
    GOP are pro-fetus not pro-life.

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    Lisa Andrus

    March 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    The arrogance is appalling- this guy probably opposes expanding medical insurance, food aid, and job training for the mothers (and fathers) of these “preborn” children he claims to care about.

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    jinkies74 (@jinkies74)

    March 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks. I just snorted coffee up my nose.

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    Dennis T. Nelson

    March 8, 2016 at 5:18 am

    I spent a couple of months in Oklahoma back in the seventies. Longest five years of my life.

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    Albert Morgan

    March 9, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Dont blame republicams .blame the jack asses tjat vote them in office

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    March 9, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Another fiscal conservative who wants to waste taxpayer dollars defending blatantly unconstitutional legislation in the courts in order to advance his own career. Classy, Oklahoma.

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    March 10, 2016 at 12:02 am

    You bring in the phrasing ‘unconstitutional’ please explain what’s unconstitutional about it

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    March 10, 2016 at 12:10 am

    What does this have to do with the objective of the subject.

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    CALLIE (@kal_lauter)

    March 10, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Utter MORON!! Abortion is LEGAL!!!! GET OVER YOURSELF AND GO WORK ON SOME REALLY NECESSARY LAWS!!! Like how to get people to ever want to visit OKLAHOMA!!

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