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Oklahoma Baptist leader confident of victory in latest abortion battle
Almost ever since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down many individual state laws restricting abortion in 1973, in the Roe v. Wade case, Anthony Jordan says he has been fighting to have abortion on-demand overturned because it goes against his religious beliefs.
Now he says the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma – of which he is the leader – is close to scoring a major victory in that battle with a bill passed in the Oklahoma Senate last week that would restrict state funding for abortions.
Im confident that even if (Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry) vetoes this legislation that we have enough votes in the Senate to override it, Jordan said (pictured left). Listen to his expectation for the legislation here
If this bill becomes law, Jordan said the Oklahoma Baptists who make up about one fifth of the states population of 3.6 million will push for further legal restrictions on abortion at the state and national levels.
Ultimately we would like to see the complete removal of on-demand abortion in this country, he said.