Kevin Stitt’s campaign promise to “sign any piece of pro-life legislation” has led to assaults on women and doctors that show no mercy for victims of rape or incest. No mercy for families who are forced to make agonizing spiritual and medical decisions. Joy will claw back the rights women have lost and work to reverse the erosion of women’s autonomy.
As a lifelong Southern Baptist, Joy has shared that she’s personally pro-life. But like a lot of Oklahomans, she does not favor extremes on either side of abortion access, and believes this is a healthcare decision between a woman and her doctor.
Stitt has led Oklahoma down a path where miscarriage bounty-hunters could swipe a woman’s private health information for a $10,000 reward or where abortion is criminalized with up to 10 years in prison for physicians. This radical approach harms women.
Oklahoma is among the top ten worst states to have a baby and women’s health outcomes are among the lowest in the nation. There is a lack of compassion in Oklahoma’s abortion ban and a reckless disregard for the consequences it will bring to women in crisis and their healthcare providers.