Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has long declared that he wants to make Oklahoma the “most livable state in the United States.”
The governor of Oklahoma passed a law banning all abortions after she became pregnant on Wednesday, turning this conservative castle in South America into the state with the most restricted terms for voluntary termination of pregnancy.
“I promised the people of Oklahoma that I would sign any pro-life law as governor, and I’m proud to fulfill that promise today,” Republican Kevin Stitt said in a statement. “In Oklahoma, we always stand up for life,” he added.
Threat to the right to abortion
Inspired by legislation passed by Texas in September and coming into force across the state, the text opens the door to lawsuits filed by ordinary citizens against people suspected of having performed abortions. However, the definition of abortion, according to the text, includes “morning use after pills, prescription, delivery or sale, or any form of contraception or emergency contraception”.
The law was passed by the Oklahoma Legislature in mid-May amid threats to the Supreme Court’s abortion rights, which, according to a document released by Media Politico, appear to be poised to go back 50 years after its historic decision to defend abortion. . The parenthood organization that planned the defense of the right to abortion announced on this occasion that it was “going to sue in Oklahoma.”
“This ban must be lifted – along with all the other obstacles this government has passed over the past month,” the planned parent continued on Twitter. On May 3, Kevin Stitt had already announced that he had signed into law a law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.
Using the phrase used by Americans who oppose abortion, he said, “I want Oklahoma to be the most pro-life state in the country.” After sending a similar text in this neighboring state, Oklahoma welcomed for months thousands of Texan women who wanted to have an abortion.
Despite the support of the majority, recent polls suggest that the right to abortion has been the most divisive social issue since the historic January 1973 “Row versus Wade” ruling. Pregnancy.
If the Supreme Court rules to change this right, 26 conservative states in central and southern the country, such as Wyoming, Tennessee or South Carolina, are ready to ban abortion altogether.