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Lankford Calls for Real Support for Moms and Babies Instead of Show Votes by Democrats

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) issued the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attempted to scare Americans with a political show vote: 

“This vote is an attempt by Senate Democrats to scare Americans by claiming the pro-life community wants to take away contraceptives. That is completely false. No state or jurisdiction is attempting to limit contraceptives. This bill would force states to give funds to Planned Parenthood, take away decision from parents, force Oklahomans to allow sex change operations for minors, and for the first time ever, waiving the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The Biden Administration and Senate Democrats are so obsessed with abortion that they are willing to take away care from moms and babies in Oklahoma by blocking Title X funding for cancer screenings and contraceptives because Oklahoma is a pro-life state. Instead of scaring Americans, let’s focus on protecting life by getting moms and babies the care they need during pregnancy, birth, and post-partum.”


Lankford led the fight to protect Oklahoma’s health care funding from the Biden Administration’s pro-abortion agenda. He sounded the alarm on a rule that targets funding for pregnancy centers and the Administration’s push to impose an abortion mandate on employers. 

Lankford challenged attempts to use taxpayer dollars indented for COVID relief on abortions or to pay for abortions for minors at the border. He introduced the Women’s Public Health and Safety Act to exclude abortion providers from Medicaid funds and the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act to establish a permanent prohibition on federal funding for abortion.

Ahead of a decision from the Supreme Court on the deregulation of chemical abortions, Lankford introduced the Support and Value Expectant (SAVE) Moms and Babies Act to fight efforts by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to loosen restrictions on the use of chemical abortion drugs. Lankford also put pressure on pharmacies to stop distributing DIY abortion drugs, and called out the Department of Justice for failing to enforce long-standing laws prohibiting the mailing of abortion drugs. He recently published an op-ed detailing the dangers of chemical abortions, as well as an episode of The Breakdown with James Lankford podcast on the same topic.

Lankford also introduced the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to protect infants who survived an abortion attempt.