The Associated Press reports:
Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a Texas-style abortion ban on Tuesday that prohibits abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, part of a nationwide push in GOP-led states hopeful that the conservative U.S. Supreme Court will uphold new restrictions.
The bill Stitt signed takes effect immediately with his signature, and the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an emergency request to temporarily halt the bill.
Abortion providers say now that the new law is in effect, they will immediately stop providing services for women after six weeks of pregnancy.
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During his inauguration breakfast in 2019, Stitt and his wife declared that the primary mission of his administration would be to “bring people to Jesus.”
BREAKING: Oklahoma’s governor signed a bill prohibiting abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.
The ban comes a day after a draft opinion was leaked suggesting the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. https://t.co/9bCn5w7Esr
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 3, 2022