Oklahoma Senate Panel Passes 5 Anti-abortion Measures

Beverly Cantrell - February 22, 2022 9:15 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Senate panel has approved five anti-abortion bills, including one that would ban abortions 30 days after conception, before many women know they’re pregnant.

All five measures were approved Monday on party-line votes and now head to the full Senate for consideration.

Four of the bills were written by Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat.

One of the measures calls for a statewide vote to amend the Oklahoma Constitution to clarify there is no guaranteed right to an abortion in Oklahoma.

One of them would make Oklahoma one of the most restrictive state’s in the country. SB 1553 which bans abortion thirty days after a woman’s last menstrual cycle started.

“This is an opportunity to save more Oklahomans,” said Sen. Pro Tem. Greg Treat.

With Governor Stitt saying he’ll sign every pro-life bill that hits his desk if these bills make it through the state congress they’ll most likely become law.

The measures were condemned by abortion rights advocates.

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