Oklahoma governor signs bill making nearly all abortions illegal

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2022
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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill that makes providing an abortion a felony.

Driving the news: The legislation bans all abortions unless they're necessary to save a pregnant person's life. A person found guilty of providing an abortion would face up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $100,000.

Oklahoma's S.B. 612 has no exceptions for rape or incest and is set to go into effect this summer.

The person receiving the abortion would not be criminally liable.

Catch up fast: The bill's passage last week...

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