YUKON, Okla. — A pastor and former member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives who is currently running for the governor of Oklahoma declared in a video posted online this week that if elected, he would abolish abortion in the state.
“Tragically, some 250,000 preborn Oklahomans have been deprived of their right to life since the U.S. Supreme legitimized the slaughter in 1973,” lamented Dan Fisher, pastor of Liberty Church in Yukon. “And that’s not even counting those killed by various abortifacient drugs and devices.”
He said that while pro-life bills have been passed in the state with regularity, they only seek to regulate killing unborn children, and do not attempt to end abortion altogether.
“For example, pro-lifers have passed laws requiring that a mother must wait 72 hours before she has her baby killed,” Fisher outlined. “Pro-life legislators have passed laws requiring the abortionist to perform an ultrasound, which the mother may look at—or not.”
“[There are] laws allowing a baby’s body to be ripped into parts, of course, just as long as those parts are not sold,” he continued. “And laws that allow the baby’s body to be dismembered as long as the instrument used does not employ the convergence of two levers.”
Fisher said that while such legislation may have deterred some mothers from killing their children, it still affirms abortion as a legal choice.
“[I]n the end, they only spell out the requirements for killing a newborn baby; they do not prevent the murder,” he opined. “If you think about it, these laws are basically pro-choice.”
Fisher advised that if elected governor, he will not merely regulate abortion, but abolish it.
“If elected, I will do everything in my power to bring this evil to an end and take executive action to ensure that all Oklahomans are equally protected, including the preborn,” he stated. “I will disregard any unjust rulings or perversions of the U.S. Constitution that claim that there is a right to murder preborn human beings in the womb.”
He noted that the U.S. Supreme Court was wrong in the 1857 case of Dred Scott v. Sandford, and they were likewise wrong in the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade.
“Friends, children are being murdered in our state,” Fisher declared with urgency. “Is that not cause enough to take a bold stand and say no?”
Fisher, a father and grandfather, announced his gubernatorial bid on Aug. 22.
“Throughout his life, Dan has believed that Christians cannot compartmentalize their lives into the ‘secular’ and the ‘sacred,’ but are called by Jesus to be ‘salt and light’ in every area of society—including government,” his campaign website reads. “He believes that since we Americans live in a representative republic, it is essential that ‘we, the people’ fulfill our duties as citizens—especially so for those who are Christians.”
As previously reported, another political candidate has also made ending abortion the forefront of their campaign. Sam McLure, who is running for attorney general of Alabama, said in a recent video that he believes abortionists should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and will do so if elected.