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Helping Every Life and Parent Task Force

The H.E.L.P. Task Force was created by Gov. Kevin Stitt to study, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding policies, programs and proposed legislation that will:

  • Support crisis pregnancy centers in Oklahoma.
  • Eliminate unnecessary barriers to adoption.
  • Encourage and provide resources to our communities to support mothers faced with an unplanned pregnancy.
  • Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly in support of Oklahoma mothers and families.
  • Educate Oklahomans on the reality of life in the womb.
  • Empower nonprofit organizations and local faith communities to efficiently support families and mothers before, during and after childbirth.

The task force will submit a report detailing its finding and recommendations by Oct. 28, 2022, to the governor, president pro tem of the Oklahoma Senate and the speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.



Member Appointment
Juli Merciez, chair Governor
Dierdre McCool Governor
David Lewis Governor
Dr. Michelle Brunnabend Governor
Gayla White Governor
Crystal Coon Senate Designee
Rep. Danny Williams House Designee
Lori Carter Attorney General Designee
Sandra Puebla Secretary of Health and Mental Health Designee
Samantha Galloway Secretary of Human Services Designee
Jackie Shawnee Commissioner of Health Designee


All meetings begin at 10 a.m. in Senate Conference Room 4S.9, State Capitol Building, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City.

Date Documents
Sept. 13, 2022 Agenda
Sept. 26, 2022 Agenda
Oct. 11, 2022 Agenda
Oct. 18, 2022 Agenda
Oct. 25, 2022 Agenda
Last Modified on Nov 03, 2022
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