The Republican-controlled House in Oklahoma voted on Tuesday 70-14 in favor of a new abortion bill that would carry a 10-year prison sentence in terms of a felony, for carrying out the procedure.
The bill is one of many measures against abortion likely to hit Gov. Kevin Stitt's desk this year. Stitt, in the past, has said he plans on signing any anti-abortion bill that would come to him.
The bill makes exceptions to abortion procedures done to save the life of the mother, according to GOP state representative Jim Olsen. According to Olsen, the bill will also carry a $100k fine. The state rep. also wanted to make it clear that the penalties faced for the abortion would be brought on the doctor and not the mother.
The Oklahoma House adopted a resolution to recognize lives lost due to abortion and urge citizens to fly flags at half-staff on Jan. 22, the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in its landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade.
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With little discussion, Oklahoma passes a bill to make most abortions illegal