Oklahoma lawmakers passed a package of anti-abortion bills ahead of a Supreme Court decision.
On Monday, a state Senate committee passed a package of five anti-abortion bills ahead of a Supreme Court decision that is expected in the fall. It comes as pressure has mounted in recent years for Oklahoma lawmakers to push abortion restrictions as far as possible.
Oklahoma and other red states are preparing for what appears to be the likelihood that the U.S. Supreme Court will either overturn the right to abortion completely or back up the line where states are allowed to ban abortions for 15 weeks.
“This is an opportunity to save more Oklahomans, I hope that we see a good decision out of the U.S. Supreme Court, but we can’t wait around for that,” Sen. Greg Treat said.