On Wednesday, May 25, Oklahoma's governor promulgated a law prohibiting abortions after fertilization. This conservative state is now the one with the strictest regulations regarding voluntary termination of pregnancy.
The Republican stated, "I made a promise to the Oklahoma people that I would sign any prolife legislation that comes my way as governor. And I'm proud that I have fulfilled that promise today." Kevin Stitt released a statement. He said, "In Oklahoma we will always stand for life."
This text was inspired by a Texas law that was passed in September. It is now in force across the state. Ordinary citizens can bring lawsuits against anyone suspected of having an abortion.
According to the text, abortion does not include the use, prescription, supply or sale of morning-after pill or any other type of contraception.
Planned Parenthood is an organization that defends abortion rights. It announced at this time that it would sue Oklahoma. Planned Parenthood declared that the ban "must be stopped" and added that it would "sue Oklahoma".
Kevin Stitt announced on May 3 that he had signed legislation banning abortions after six weeks gestation. He said that he wanted Oklahoma to be the most prolife state in America, using the same phrase as anti-abortion Americans.
After the passage of a similar law in Texas, Oklahoma has been welcoming thousands upon thousands of Texan women seeking to have abortions for several month.
Even though it is supported by the majority of the population, recent polls show that abortion rights have been very controversial since the landmark judgment "Roe against Wade" in January 1973. This historic decision protects the rights to end pregnancies and allows for the protection of Americans' rights to do so. 26 conservative states, mainly in the south and middle of the country, such as South Carolina, Tennessee, Wyoming, or South Carolina, would be ready to ban abortion if the Supreme Court reverses that judgment.