Rose Day 2023

Where: Oklahoma State Capitol

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023

Schedule:
9 a.m. | Registration opens (2nd floor rotunda, Oklahoma State Capitol)
9:30 a.m. | Rose distribution begins
11:30 a.m. | Indoor rally begins (Oklahoma House of Representatives Chamber, 4th floor)

About Rose Day

Each year, hundreds gather at the Capitol at the beginning of the new legislative session to promote and support the lives of unborn babies by meeting with their state senators and representatives and presenting them red roses, which represent the sanctity of the unborn. Attendees are encouraged to present roses to their representative, senator, Lieutenant Governor and Governor.

Keynote Speaker: Ashley Bratcher 

Award-Winning Actress known for role in Unplanned

Ashley Bratcher is most recognized for her breakout role as the star of the box office hit, Unplanned, the inspiring true story that chronicles the transformation of a Planned Parenthood clinic director to pro-life advocate.

2022 Photo Gallery

Previous Rose Day Videos

Legislator Locator

Find your legislators contact information.

Contact Governer Kevin Stitt

Contact Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell

In order to be effective in influencing legislation, the right people must be contacted in the right way. Always be polite and identify:

Who you are, where you live, your address, and your phone number

Thank you for speaking up for the unborn!

Rose Day News Articles

2022 Rose Day attendees speak out for unborn

2022 Rose Day attendees speak out for unborn

February 16, 2022

Hundreds of pro-life citizens from across the state came to the Oklahoma State Capitol to take part in the annual Rose Day Pro-Life Rally.

The 2022 Rose Day rally, which marks the 30th anniversary since Oklahoma Baptists becoming involved, took place Feb. 16 and featured a wide array of speakers.

Rose Day attendees of all ages brought red roses and a message for their lawmakers, urging them to approve policies that work to end legalized abortion and protect unborn life.

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Oklahomans show support for anti-abortion legislation, while providers worry

Oklahomans show support for anti-abortion legislation, while providers worry

February 17, 2022

All eyes turned to peer at a little boy sitting in the House Chamber on Wednesday at the state Capitol.

A woman at the podium told the crowd seated around him that she regretted having an abortion at one time because she didn’t know she had other options.

However, the woman said when faced with a second unwanted pregnancy, she chose to put the child up for adoption because someone at her church took her to a pregnancy help center. There, she was told she could choose “life” instead of abortion.

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Rose Day Member Organizations

Baptist Messenger

Bott Radio

Catholic Conference

Catholic Charities Adoption & Pregnancy

Center of Family Love

Deaconess Adoption

Family Policy Institute of Oklahoma

Hope Pregnancy Centers

Knights of Columbus

OBHC, One Such Child

Oklahomans For Life

Pregnancy Resource Network

Additional Pro-Life Organizations

Americans United for Life

Archdiocese

Go Life Mobile

Grace Home

Life for All International

Lilyfield Adoption

OBHC, Children's Hope

Oklahoma Faith Leaders

Willow Pregnancy Support

Previous Rose Day Speakers

The Rose Day Pro-Life Rally has featured numerous leaders within the pro-life movement and faith community through the years, including the following:

Abby Johnson, pro-life spokeswoman, and former Planned Parenthood center director
Alveda C. King, niece of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Anthony Jordan, retired Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Executive Director-Treasurer
Melissa Ohden, abortion survivor
Lila Rose, pro-life activist and President of Live Action

Other Rose Day speakers include Norma McCorvey (from the Roe v. Wade case), abortion survivor Gianna Jensen and Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life.

Rose Day Comittee
Members
  • Lisa Billy
    Chickasaw Legislator
  • Kevin Calvey
    Committee Member
  • Brett Farley
    Catholic Conference of Oklahoma
  • Gayla White
    Hope Pregnancy Ministries
  • Candy Hines
    Committee Member
  • Brian Hobbs
    Oklahoma Baptists
  • Robin Jones
    Creative Community Engagement
  • Tony Lauinger
    Chairman Oklahomans for Life
  • Catherine Howe
    Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services
  • Heather Hails
    Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services
  • Nellie Sanders
    Center of Family Love
  • Mistie Swinford
    Bott Radio
  • Brian Smith
    Catholic Charities
  • Dierdre McCool
    Butterfield Memorial Foundation