OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma House on Tuesday gave the legislature final approval on a bill that criminalizes abortion and can be punished with up to 10 years in prison.
Without much discussion and debate, the Republican-controlled House supports a 70-14 vote to be sent to Tax Republican Governor Kevin Stitt, who has previously said he will sign any anti-abortion bill that comes to his table.
The bill is one of several anti -abortion measures still alive in the Oklahoma legislature this year that is part of a trend in GOP -led states. Adoption of Aggressive Abortion Legislation The U.S. Conservative Supreme Court is considering waiving the right to abortion that has been in place for nearly 50 years.
The Oklahoma bill passed by the Senate last year only makes an exception for abortions performed to save a mother’s life, said GOP state representative Jim Olsen, Roland, who is funding the bill . . Under the bill, an inmate facing an abortion could face up to 10 years in prison and a $ 100,000 fine.
“The fines are for the doctor, not the woman,” Olsen said.
Similar anti -abortion bills have been passed by the Oklahoma legislature in recent years. The court arrested him as unconstitutional.
The bill was passed the same day that more than 100 people attended a demonstration in support of the right to abortion outside the state capital during the “Oklahoma ban.”
“These lawmakers continue to ruthlessly attack our freedoms,” said Emily Wells, interim president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes. “These restrictions don’t apply to the safety of the work we do. It’s about embarrassing and stigmatizing people who need and deserve access to abortion.”
Wales said the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Oklahoma has grown 800%. Women in Texas Since the state passed the most stringent abortion law in the United States in decades.
Texas law, which went into effect last year, prohibits abortion when cardiac activity is detected within approximately six weeks of pregnancy, with no exceptions in the case of rape or incest.
This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the name of state representative Jim Olsen.