Now: Oklahoma Follows Texas on Abortion

Oklahoma State Capitol

( – Oklahoma has followed the path taken by its neighboring state of Texas by passing legislation that will restrict abortions whether or not the United States Supreme Court eventually overturns Roe v. Wade and returns the determination of abortion laws to the states.

According to, an Oklahoma station, “Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a bill modeled after the controversial Texas abortion law, which allows private citizens to take civil action against abortion providers to enforce the law.

“It’s one of a number of bills passed this month by Oklahoma’s legislature to restrict abortion rights and comes amid a movement by Republican-led states to severely curtail the procedure.”

The law would “prohibit abortions at the time when a physician can detect early cardiac activity in an embryo or fetus, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy…The measure provides exceptions for medical emergencies.”

Governor Kevin Stitt, a Republican, has repeatedly stated that he will sign any legislation limiting abortion that comes to him for enactment.

Several groups, including Planned Parenthood and the Tulsa Women’s Reproductive Clinic, have already filed legal challenges in courts with jurisdiction.

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