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State Senate Advances Abortion ‘Trigger Ban’

Both abortion rights supporters and opponents decried an abortion “trigger ban” approved by a Senate health committee on Monday along mostly partisan lines. Senate Bill 195 would “trigger” a state ban on abortion if the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision making abortion a constitutional right. Senate President Pro Tem…Read More

Defunding Statutory Rape Cover-Up Act Passes House

One of the first bills to pass the Oklahoma House this session would restrict healthcare providers convicted of covering up statutory rape from receiving state dollars for five years. House Floor Leader Jon Echols authored House Bill 2591 which creates the Defunding Statutory Rape Cover-Up Act. Continue reading…