Mary Fallin served two terms as a state representative before becoming Oklahoma’s first Republican and first woman lieutenant governor in 1995. From 2006 to 2010, she served as a member of the United States House of Representatives.
She has worked to protect the women and children of Oklahoma. As governor, she signed into law legislation to protect babies 20 weeks into a pregnancy, the point at which they can feel pain. She also signed into law legislation which ensures standard health insurance policies sold in Oklahoma or sold through a state health insurance exchange do not include elective abortion coverage. In 2915, she took steps to defund Planned Parenthood of taxpayer dollars.
Gov. Fallin was the first woman to be elected Governor of Oklahoma.
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