May 2022 Church & State Magazine

Okla. Enacts Law That Bans Most Abortions

  Okla. Enacts Law That Bans Most Abortions

Most abortions are now illegal in Oklahoma in the wake of a new law signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt (R).

The law makes it illegal to perform an abortion for any reason other than a medical emergency. Anyone who violates the law could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $100,000.

“We want to choose life in Oklahoma,” Stitt said during an April 12 signing ceremony. “We do not want to allow abortions in the state of Oklahoma.”

The administration of President Joe Biden criticized the move.

“The actions today in Oklahoma are a part of a disturbing national trend attacking women’s rights, and the Biden Administration will continue to stand with women in Oklahoma and across the country in the fight to defend their freedom to make their own choices about their futures,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.

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