Inspired by a law passed by Texas in September, the new Oklahoma rule opens the door for citizens to file lawsuits against people suspected of having an abortion.
The Oklahoma legislature on Thursday passed a law banning abortion from pregnancies, making it a conservative stronghold in the American South. State with the most restrictive rules For voluntary termination of pregnancy.
The vote comes at a time when abortion rights in the United States are under threat, following the leak of a document from the Supreme Court in which it is set to reverse a ruling 50 years ago that guaranteed that right.
To take effect, the Oklahoma text must now be signed into law by the Republican governor. Kevin Stitt.
Inspired by a law passed by Texas in September, the new Oklahoma rule opens the door for citizens to file Lawsuits against people suspected of having an abortion.
The definition of abortion, according to the text, however, does not include “the use, prescription, supply or sale of pills after the morning, or any form of contraception or emergency contraception”.
Vice President of the United States of America, Kamala Harris, The Oklahoma vote has been called “the latest in a series of blatant attacks by lawmakers on women.”
He also urged Americans to elect leaders who defend abortion rights “at the local, state, and federal levels.” Midterm elections are held in the United States in November. “It has never been more urgent,” he tweeted.
The organization Planned Parenthood, which defends abortion rights, for its part announced that “it will sue Oklahoma.”
Governor Stitt announced on 3 May that he had already signed a law Prohibit abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
Although surveys show that Abortion is supported by the majority of Americans, This has been a highly divisive social issue since the “Roe v. Wade” decision of 1973, which guaranteed the right to voluntary termination of pregnancy.
If the Supreme Court eventually suppresses this right at the federal level, a decision that must be announced before June 30, Whether or not to declare abortion a crime will be up to the 50 states of the Union.
Twenty-six Orthodox-ruled states, mostly located in the center and south of the country, are expected to ban voluntary termination of pregnancy.
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