Oklahoma Governor Signs Into Law a Pro-Life Bill Stricter Than the Texas Law

It is now the law in Oklahoma that doctors are barred from killing unborn babies at any point of pregnancies, except for cases of rape, incest, or a medical emergency. Sources are calling the law stricter than the Texas heartbeat law.

In Texas, private citizens can file a civil lawsuit against an abortion provider or anyone who “aids or abets the performance or inducement of abortion” if an abortionist has detected the baby’s heartbeat during an ultrasound. Aiding and abetting includes paying for or reimbursing the costs of killing an unborn baby through insurance.

The Oklahoma law also allows private citizens to file civil lawsuits.

Governor Kevin Stitt, who signed the measure on Wednesday, said he promised the people in his state that as governor, “I would sign every piece of pro-life legislation that came across my desk, and I am proud to keep that promise today. From the moment life begins at conception is when we have a responsibility as human beings to do everything we can to protect that baby’s life and the life of the mother.”

And what is a pro-life law without abortion advocates challenging it?

“We are seeing the beginning of a domino effect that will spread across the entire South and Midwest if Roe falls,” president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights Nancy Northrup said. “Banning abortion after six weeks was not extreme enough for Oklahoma lawmakers.”

She’s right about that. The pro-life movement’s goal is to protect as many babies in the womb as possible from convenience abortions. Northrup said that patients in Oklahoma “are being thrown into a state of chaos and fear” because of the fight to save the unborn.

Lila Rose of Live Action tweeted on Wednesday that as of the signing of the bill, “every abortion facility in the great state of Oklahoma will be shut down. Thousands of children’s lives will be saved. The pro-life movement is just getting started!”

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