The 2019 legislative session came to its official close on May 31. Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes had one of our most successful sessions in history, and we could not have done it without you.
Encouraged more legislators than ever before to ask questions and debate against harmful bills
Held one of the most successful lobby days, reaching more legislators than in previous years
Pinked out the Senate committee room during the debate of a harmful abortion bill
Unfortunately, the so-called medication abortion "reversal" bill was signed into law. However, this was the only anti-abortion bill signed by the governor this session.
With President Trump in the White House and Justice Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court, state politicians are emboldened to try and ban safe, legal abortion. Anti-abortion politicians have already taken steps to pass a constitutional amendment removing the right to abortion from our state constitution in 2020. SB 195 may have stalled this year, but it only has to pass the House before it is available to be placed on the ballot next fall.
Now is the time to fight back. Join us at one of our events below, host a meeting with your legislator in your home district, or make a contribution today to help us continue the fight.
Regional Director of Public Policy & Organizing
Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes
Planned Parenthood Great Plains' own provider Dr. Stephanie Ho speaks out about the severity of "trigger bans" and other abortion restrictions sweeping the country.
"'This didn't happen overnight,' Bonyen Lee-Gilmore, director of state media campaigns for Planned Parenthood, told Rewire.News. 'This has been several decades' worth of work by politicians who are passing medically unnecessary restrictions and working their political appointees who enforce regulation. They have picked off health center after health center, pushing care out of reach for far too many people. This has been a slow chipping away, a long term strategy by anti-abortion forces in a state who have planned a long arc to this day.'"
“Right-wing media has never been shy about promoting anti-abortion misinformation. And there's been no shortage of topics for these sites to capitalize on because of the increasing push to pass anti-abortion legislation at the state level. Media Matters' study found that beyond spreading misinformation, viral right-leaning abortion coverage also frequently advocated for anti-abortion legislation.”
Tulsa - Black Lives Matter Tulsa: Community Enrichment Banquet - Thursday, June 13
OKC - PRIDE on the Plaza - Friday, June 14
OKC - OKC Pride Week Opening Ceremonies - Monday, June 17
Tulsa - Dignity Day OK - Wednesday, June 19
Tulsa - Equality Indicators: Community Listening Session - Saturday, June 22
OKC - 2019 Pride Parade - Saturday, June 22
OKC - 2019 Pride Festival - Saturday, June 22
Tahlequah - TahlEquality 2019 - Saturday, June 29
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