Vote No On Retention Of Oklahoma Supreme Court Justices
Oklahomans in general have stood for family values and most importantly, for the right to life of unborn children. Tragically, since 1973 unborn children have been murdered in their mother’s womb in abortion clinics all across the nation, including Oklahoma.
In 2012 I had the opportunity to join hundreds of Oklahomans all across the state in gathering signatures for an initiative petition, which recognized life beginning at conception. With enough signatures for the petition, and enough votes November 6th , it would have amended the Oklahoma Constitution protecting life from the moment of conception. In April, the Oklahoma State Supreme Court opinionated 9-0 that the petition was unconstitutional and ordered it stricken. *1 It is deplorable that the entire Supreme Court, in one of the most conservative states in the nation, would overrule our unalienable right to petition our government for a redress of grievances, and would support the continued murdering of defenseless unborn children.
Fast forward to March 2016, Oklahoma Abolish Abortion Evangelist Thomas Hunter and others introduced another Initiative Petition which would have abolished the murder of our unborn children in Oklahoma. The Initiative went before a protest hearing and again the Oklahoma Supreme Court opinionated 9-0 that it was unconstitutional and prohibited signatures from being gathered on it. *2
On November 8th, two of the nine State Supreme Court Justices will be on our ballot for retention. I strongly encourage my fellow Oklahomans to stand for the right to life of Oklahoma’s unborn children and VOTE NO for the retention of Douglas L. Combs, and James R. Winchester to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Kenny Bob Tapp