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GOP Gov. Stitt approves scientifically questionable abortion ‘reversal’ bill

The Associated Press - April 27, 2019 7:44 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma’s Governor has signed into law a bill allowing for doctors who perform abortions to face felony charges if they do not provide controversial information to women about a possibility of reversing the process.
Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt approved the bill Thursday. It requires medical providers to tell women who are taking medication to end their pregnancies that the process can be reversed after they take the first of two pills by taking progesterone. This has been reported to be a medically questionable practice with a less than 50% success rate that is not backed up by substantial scientific research.
Democrats echoed medical groups across the country in arguing that the requirement would force doctors to provide patients with scientifically dubious information.
Stitt had previously said he’d sign any anti-abortion bill sent to his desk.
Several states with Republican-led legislatures across the country have enacted so-called “abortion reversal” laws, starting with Arkansas in 2015.

 

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