Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a Texas-style abortion ban, banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy as part of a nationwide GOP-led campaign.
Stitt’s signing of the bill follows a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicating that the majority plans to strike down the bill. Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion almost 50 years ago.
“I want Oklahoma to be the most pro-life state in the nation because I represent the four million Oklahomans who overwhelmingly want to protect the unborn child,” Stitt said. tweeted after signing the invoice.
The ban takes effect immediately, requiring abortion providers to stop termination procedures for all women after six weeks of pregnancy.
The bill allows abortions if performed as a result of a medical emergency, but there is no exception if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.
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