Oklahoma has become the first state in the country to ban nearly all abortions.
The state’s governor, Kevin Stitt, signed a bill Wednesday outlawing abortions after conception — making it the strictest anti-abortion law in the US to date.
The law makes exceptions in cases of rape and incest or if the mother’s life is at risk.
Stitt has previously described himself as the “most pro-life governor” and pledged to support every piece of anti-abortion legislation in Oklahoma.
“I promised Oklahomans that as governor I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that came across my desk and I am proud to keep that promise today,” he said in a statement Wednesday.