Santa Fe students protest against Oklahoma Heartbeat Act


Olive Miller

Students actively protesting against Oklahoma Heartbeat Act.

Kilynn Hammons, Howler Staff Writer

Santa Fe students walked out on Thur., May 5, at 10:30 a.m. to protest against the newest changes Governor Stitt has implemented regarding abortion rights in Oklahoma. 

In the fall, students across Oklahoma walked out and protested for Justice for Julius Jones, and this spring the students have walked out once again for abortion rights. 

“I think that walking out yesterday had power and movement to it, I would do it again,” student Maricela Rosales said. 

Governor Stitt, on Tue., May 3, passed the “Oklahoma Heartbeat Act” Senate Bill 1503 stating that as soon as a physician is able to detect a heartbeat of a fetus, which could be as early as six weeks. Terminating the pregnancy through means of abortion becomes illegal except if it is a medical emergency. 

“I get that a lot of people don’t support abortions, but I think we still have a right to make a choice about our bodies,” Rosales said.