The governor of Oklahoma signed state legislation Tuesday making it a felony to perform an abortion in the state.
Under Senate Bill 612, “a person shall not purposely perform or attempt to perform an abortion except to save the life of a pregnant woman in a medical emergency.”
Anyone convicted of “performing or attempting to perform an abortion shall be guilty of a felony punishable by a fine not to exceed One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00), or by confinement in the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed ten (10) years, or by such fine and imprisonment.”
“I promised Oklahomans that I would sign every pro-life bill that hits my desk and that’s what we’re doing today,” Republican Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, a father of six, said Tuesday as he signed the legislation, the Washington Post reported. “We want Oklahoma to be the most pro-life state in the country. We want to outlaw abortion in the state of Oklahoma.”