May 26, 2022
Access & Coverage
  • Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a law outlawing almost all abortions immediately, making it the first state in the country to end access to the procedure. The law, inspired by a six-week ban in Texas, states that anyone who “aids or abets” the provision of an abortion can be sued for up to $10,000. The ban targets abortions performed at any point in pregnancy after the egg has been fertilized. It has narrow exceptions if the abortion would save the pregnant person’s life, or if the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest that was reported to police. (Articles here, here, and here)