A near-total ban on abortion has been passed by the Oklahoma House, with the threat of jail time for those who perform them
Lawmakers in Oklahoma on Tuesday passed a bill making abortion illegal in the state except in medical emergencies, with fines of up to $100,000 and 10 years in prison for those who violate it.
After passing the state Senate last year, the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives brought the bill up for a vote this week.
Abortion-restricting legislation has Stitt's support. If he signs the bill, it will go into effect this summer, barring a court order to stop it.
Abortion prohibitions in Oklahoma would expand the area of the United States where abortion is illegal.
As a result of Texas's ban on abortions after six weeks, the state has become a popular destination for Texas women seeking abortions.
Anti-abortion legislation is making its way through Oklahoma's legislature, including the bill that passed in the House on Tuesday.
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