House approves “Personhood” resolution

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved a resolution that states a fetus or embryo is a person and that all people are created free and have inalienable rights.

House Resolution 1054, by state Rep. Steve Vaughan, declares that a person means a human being at all stages of human development of life, including the state of fertilization or conception, regardless of age, health, level of functioning or condition of dependency.

It also declares that all persons are created free and have inalienable rights.

Although the resolution does not have the force of law, it declares the official position of the House.

House Resolution 1054 was approved by a vote of 74-13.

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