On Thursday, May 19, the Oklahoma Parliament passed a law banning all abortions from fertilization, making this conservative stronghold in the southern United States the most restricted state in terms of spontaneous abortion. (IVG).
The vote comes against a backdrop of endangering the right to abortion at the federal level. According to the document released Politics, Fifty years later, the United States Supreme Court seems ready to reconsider its historic decision to protect abortion.
The law passed in Oklahoma will take effect immediately after it is signed by Governor Kevin Stitt. The Republican has already indicated that he will put his signature on any text that imposes further restrictions on abortion.
Kamala Harris immediately condemned the decision of the Oklahoma Legislature “The latest in a series of naked attacks on women by elected officials”. A few months before the midterm elections, the vice president asked Americans to elect leaders who would defend the right to abortion. “At the local, state, and federal levels”. “It’s never been so urgent”She said Twitter.
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Inspired by a law passed by Texas in September 2021, the text voted in Oklahoma opens the door to legal action initiated by ordinary citizens against those suspected of having performed abortions. The definition of abortion, according to the text, is not included “Use, prescription, distribution or sale of the morning after the pill, or any form of contraception or emergency contraception”.
The Planned Parenthood organization, which defends the right to abortion, has announced that it will do so “File a Case in Oklahoma”. “This ban must be lifted – along with all other bans passed by this state last month”Planned parenting continues on Twitter.
On May 3, Governor Kevin Stitt announced the signing of a law banning abortion six weeks after conception. “I want Oklahoma to become the most favorable state in the country.”He used the phrase used by Americans who oppose abortion.
After a similar sentence was passed in this neighboring state in September 2021, Oklahoma has been welcoming thousands of Texan women seeking abortion for months.
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