Oklahoma Legislature Passes the Most Restrictive Abortion Ban in the Nation

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Oklahoma Legislature Passes the Most Restrictive Abortion Ban in the Nation

Oklahoma Legislature , Passes the Most Restrictive , Abortion Ban in the Nation.

Oklahoma Legislature , Passes the Most Restrictive , Abortion Ban in the Nation.

On May 19, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill , banning abortions at conception.

On May 19, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill , banning abortions at conception.

The bill only needs to be signed by the governor to go into effect immediately.

The bill only needs to be signed by the governor to go into effect immediately.

If that happens, it would become the , most restrictive abortion ban , in the United States.

ABC News reports that there are exceptions in the bill that include cases of saving the life of the mother, rape or incest.

The bill reportedly includes an enforcement policy that has drawn comparisons to a controversial Texas law that went into effect last year.

The Oklahoma bill would allow civilians to file lawsuits against anyone who performs or seeks an abortion.

The Oklahoma bill would allow civilians to file lawsuits against anyone who performs or seeks an abortion.

Earlier this month, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law that banned abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

Earlier this month, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law that banned abortions after six weeks of pregnancy.

ABC reports that Planned Parenthood has already announced plans to challenge the state's latest proposed abortion ban.

The Oklahoma legislature just passed a total ban on abortion, enforced by private citizens, Planned Parenthood, via Twitter.

This ban will take effect as soon as the governor signs the bill, making Oklahoma the first state to outlaw abortion entirely โ€” even while Roe v.

Wade still stands, Planned Parenthood, via Twitter.

This ban will take effect as soon as the governor signs the bill, making Oklahoma the first state to outlaw abortion entirely โ€” even while Roe v.

Wade still stands, Planned Parenthood, via Twitter


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