Seems that the republicans Fascists can not control women,, so now they want to criminalize abortion as a felony!
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
Worse yet, the bill has the potential to reach the Supreme Court — where a conservative majority completed by Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation will use this awful legislation to gut Roe v. Wade.
If passed, this law would be the most extreme anti-choice measure in the country to join other challenges to Roe now moving through the courts. We must do everything we can to stop these anti-choice measures before they become law or have a chance to be heard in the Supreme Court — our lives and fundamental freedoms are at stake.
The outrageous Oklahoma bill would define abortion as a felony homicide, with no exemptions for rape or incest, punishable by life in prison for the provider.2 The legislation also allows "representatives" — including male partners — to sue the woman and the doctor.3
Oklahoma is already one of the most anti-choice states in the country. There are only four clinics in the state, and they are all located in Tulsa and the Oklahoma City area, as far as 300 miles away from women in other parts of the state.4 The state has a 72-hour waiting period, forbids insurance coverage for abortion, and forces women to endure biased counseling designed to shame patients before they can access care.5
Now Oklahoma is edging closer to restricting abortion access, laying the groundwork to gut reproductive rights in the state. The author of this bill tried to introduce a similar measure and failed two years ago. But in November, Oklahoma elected a new governor who has vowed to stack the Oklahoma supreme court with anti-choice justices and promised "to sign every piece of [anti-choice] legislation that hits [his] desk."6
Before Brett Kavanaugh, we could count on the Supreme Court to uphold Roe and strike down laws like this.7 That is no longer our reality.