Oklahoma Governor Signs Abortion Bill

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Oklahoma Governor, Kevin Stitt on Tuesday, April 12 signed a bill into law that makes performing an abortion illegal within the state.

Governor Stitt stated that he and the four million Oklahomans that he represents would like Oklahoma to be the most pro-life state in the country.

Both the House and Senate cleared Bill 612, making abortions or attempting to perform one punishable by a maximum of $100,000 or a maximum of 10 years in state prison, or both. The law does not provide exceptions in cases of rape and incest.

In support of this decision Oklahoma Republican State Representative Jim Olsen States:

“Rape and incest is a horrible crime” and though the baby is conceived in a “horrible situation” that it “still has a right to life.” “The baby should not be liable for the sins of the father,” he said. “It’s still a life.”

This legislation does not prohibit the utilization or administration of contraceptives.

In response to potential liberal activists Governor Stitt States:

“I know this bill will be challenged immediately by liberal activists from the coast, who always seem to want to come in and dictate, and mandate, and challenge our way of life here in the state of Oklahoma. The most important thing is to take a stand and protect the unborn and protect life in the state of Oklahoma,”

The passing of this bill makes Oklahoma the largest Republican-led State to restrict access to abortion in recent weeks.