Published On: Fri, May 20th, 2016

Oklahoma passes bill banning abortion, Planned Parenthood and Hillary Clinton outraged

Pro choice abortion supporter at rally with Stop the Sham signOklahoma lawmakers have passed that would outlaw abortion statewide, considered a first-in-the-nation bill, causing major outcry from the pro-abortion movement, Planned Parenthood and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The bill, S.B. 1552, makes performing or inducing an abortion a felony, with a punishment of up to three years in prison. It also instructs officials to deny medical licenses to abortionists.

The state Senate approved the bill today, 33-12. It had already passed the state House of Representatives last month by a 59-9 vote.

The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, said he hopes his bill will make its way to the Supreme Court, leading to the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

“I believe it’s a core function of state government to defend that life from the beginning of conception,” he said.

Dawn Laugens, the executive vice president of Planned Parenthood called the bill “an assault on women” and Clinton tweeted:

And NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue called the bill “a shameful new low for the anti-choice movement.”

“Against a backdrop of a presidential nominee threatening to punish women for accessing abortion, Oklahoma’s new bill criminalizing this vital reproductive service is reckless and dangerous,” she said. “This bill puts doctors in the cross hairs for providing women with the option of exercising our fundamental right to decide how and when to start a family. And it creates penalties for doctors doing their jobs: performing a safe and legal medical procedure.”

“This obviously unconstitutional bill will never withstand legal scrutiny,” she added, saying its only purpose is “to scare doctors and shame women.”

Republican Governor Mary Fallin said through a spokesperson that she has not yet reviewed the law and has not decided whether to sign or veto it.

If the bill is signed, it will become law in November 1.

This year, Oklahoma replaced Louisiana as the most pro-life state in the union, according to Americans United for Life.

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