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Mary Fallin | Oklahoma Governor
Mary Fallin is an excellent example of pro-life leadership for the state of Oklahoma. With the endorsement of Susan B. Anthony List and numerous other pro-life organizations, Fallin was sworn into office as Oklahoma’s 27th (and first female) governor in 2011. Early in her term as governor, Fallin signed into law two pro-life bills, House Bill 1888 and Senate Bill 547.
HB 1888, or the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act bans abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy because the unborn child can feel pain at that point. The SB 547, the Abortion Is Not Healthcare Bill, prevents elective abortion coverage in insurance policies for pro-life payers. A month later, Fallin signed into law House Bill 1970, the Abortion Inducing Drug Act, which requires abortion providers to distribute abortion inducing drugs that are tested and approved by the FDA. In May of 2012, Fallin signed two more Pro-Life bills, House Bill 2381 and Senate Bill 1274. HB 2381 requires a doctor to be physically present when an abortion inducing drug is being provided to a mother instead of a webcam. SB 1274 requires abortionists to offer a pregnant mother a chance to listen to the baby’s heartbeat before having the abortion. With less than one term under her belt, Governor Fallin has already proved to be an incredible champion for life!
Before being elected Governor, Mary served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, as Oklahoma’s Lt. Governor for 12 years, and as a member of the U.S. Representative for 4 years. While serving in Congress, Congresswoman Fallin was an integral member of the House Pro-life Women’s Caucus.