Oklahoma governor signs new law banning abortion from pregnancies


The law, passed by both houses of the state, prohibits any abortion by fertilization, except when the life of the mother is in danger, or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

Two pro-abortion activists in Oklahoma's capital.
Two pro-abortion activists in Oklahoma’s capital.Sue OgrokiAP

Governor of Oklahoma, Kevin Stitt, This Wednesday signed a new law that prohibits abortion from the moment of fertilization in the state, supposedly Most restrictive law in the United States.

law that allows criminal proceedings Against one who assists a woman in getting an abortion, Entered into force after the signature of the State Representative.

“Life begins at conception and it is our responsibility as human beings to do everything possible to protect the life of that child and the mother,” the governor said in a statement.

The NGO Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) responded in a statement that “No one should be forced to continue a pregnancy against her will” And warned that banning abortion puts women at risk, who have to abort their pregnancies outside the health system.

A law passed by both the houses of the state prohibits any abortion by fertilization except when the life of the mother is in danger, or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

In addition, following the line of controversial legislation against abortion approved in Texas last year, the new criterion allows citizens Condemn any company or person that assists a woman in interrupting her pregnancy.

Governor Stitt, who is seeking re-election in next November’s midterm elections, has promised to sign off on any anti-abortion legislation passed by the Oklahoma legislature.

Oklahoma already has a law that, like the one in Texas, prohibits abortion from the first six weeks of pregnancy.

In addition, another rule signed by the governor in April and which should take effect this summer prevents any interruption of pregnancy. Except to save mother’s life.

The abortion ban in Oklahoma was approved in the hope that the Supreme Court, with a conservative majority, would knock in June the sentence “Roe vs. Wade”, That protects the constitutional right to abortion throughout the country since 1973.

Civil society organizations estimate that At least 26 of the 50 states of the country, Ruled by conservatives, they will ban abortion after the Supreme Court gives its verdict.

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