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Oklahoma House Passes Near-Total Abortion Ban

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Oklahoma House Passes Near-Total Abortion Ban

Oklahoma House Passes Near-Total Abortion Ban

Oklahoma House Passes , Near-Total Abortion Ban.

Oklahoma House Passes , Near-Total Abortion Ban.

Reuters reports that on April 5, lawmakers in Oklahoma passed a bill that would make abortions illegal in the state with the exception of medical emergencies.

Reuters reports that on April 5, lawmakers in Oklahoma passed a bill that would make abortions illegal in the state with the exception of medical emergencies.

Those who do not abide by the proposed law would be fined up to $100,000 and face 10 years in prison.

Reuters reports that the bill was passed by the Senate last year, which means it is now headed to Republican Governor Kevin Stitt to sign.

Reuters reports that the bill was passed by the Senate last year, which means it is now headed to Republican Governor Kevin Stitt to sign.

If Stitt signs the bill into law, which he has previously signaled he would, it will take effect this summer.

Tamya Cox-Toure, director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, issued a statement in opposition.

These harmful bills are an alarming reminder that the days of access to safe and legal abortion may be numbered, and we must continue to fight to guarantee all people have access to the essential health care they need, including abortion, Tamya Cox-Toure, director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, via statement, as reported by Reuters.

Reuters reports several other anti-abortion bills are making their way through Oklahoma's legislature.

Including one that asks private citizens to report and then sue anyone who "aids or abets" abortions.

The measures are similar to Texas' recently-instituted six-week abortion ban


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