Mick Cornett on Abortion
Ban abortions except rape, incest or to save life of mother
Mick Cornett and Kevin Stitt, two candidates vying for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, say they would sign legislation banning or restricting abortion, even if it would violate abortion rights granted by the US Supreme Court in two major
decisions. Cornett said at a Republican forum that he would sign legislation banning all abortions except in the cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. Stitt says he would sign every piece of anti-abortion legislation that came to him.
Cornett responded, "I'd sign it. Just--how long do I have?" The moderator responded that he had 30 seconds. "I'll sign it," Cornett said. "That's too short a time on such a deep and important question."
Two years ago,
Gov. Fallin vetoed a bill passed by the Oklahoma Legislature that would have criminalized abortion except to save the life of a woman. Fallin did sign other bills with abortion restrictions that were later struck down.
Source: Press-Reader on 2018 Oklahoma gubernatorial race
, Jul 15, 2018
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