Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Bill That Bans Almost All Abortions—And Makes Performing One A Felony

The Oklahoma House passed a bill Tuesday that would outlaw nearly all abortions in the state and make performing the procedure a felony punishable by prison time, one of the most extreme state-level abortion bans to pass—and an upcoming Supreme Court ruling could allow the bill to go into effect this summer if it’s signed into law.

The bill, SB 612, passed the state House Tuesday in a 70-14 vote, after previously passing the state Senate in March 2021.

SB 612 will now go to Gov. Kevin Stitt (R), who has vowed to sign any new abortion restrictions that reach his desk.

The legislation bans all abortions except in the case of medical emergencies, and makes performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

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