Oklahoma Lawmakers Advance Abortion 'Trigger' Bill
Oklahoma lawmakers advanced two abortion-related bills Monday, out of the Senate Health and Human Services committee.
Senate Bill 195 would "trigger" a state ban on abortion and make it a felony if the U.S. Supreme Court ever overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision making abortion a constitutional right.
After the bill passed, anti-abortion protestors, who didn’t think the trigger bill went far enough, had to be escorted out of the meeting at the state capitol.
"Unseat Treat" is being chanted in the hallway by protesters after committee substitute for SB0195 ("the abortion trigger bill") passes 11-4. Senators Ikley-Freeman, Hicks, Silk and Young vote no.— Jackie Fortiér (@JackieFortier) February 25, 2019
Senate Bill 614 also passed. Republican Senator Julie Daniels, the bill’s author, says it would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions that the procedure can be reversed. Opponents say that it would intrude into doctor-patient relationships and promote a medically unproven reversal procedure.
Oklahoma currently has some of the strictest abortion regulations in the country.