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Oklahoma passes new law to ban abortion from fertilization

Manifestação pró-vida em frente à Suprema Corte dos Estados Unidos, em janeiro

Pro-life demonstration in front of the United States Supreme Court in January| Photo: EFE/EPA/SHAWN THEW

The House of Representatives of Oklahoma, United States, ratified this Thursday (19) a law that will prohibit any abortion from the moment of fertilization and that will come into effect the moment the Governor, Republican Kevin Stitt, signs it.

Stitt has already announced that he will sign any abortion restrictions that come to his table, amid controversy over the leaked draft of the decision of the Supreme Court of the country that would revoke the federal jurisprudence on the matter.

The US media points out that, if approved, the new Oklahoma text will become the most protective pro-life rule in the country.

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The law prohibits any abortion, except when the mother’s life is in danger, or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

Also, in line with the anti-abortion law passed last year in Texas, the new rule allows citizens to report any company or person that assists a woman in terminating her pregnancy.

Oklahoma already has a law in place that, like Texas, prohibits abortions from the first six weeks of pregnancy.

Several Republican states, including Oklahoma, have also prepared laws that will take effect when the Supreme Court’s final decision is known, also in the coming months.

Although the court has clarified that the draft released to the press is not definitive, everything indicates that the country’s main judicial body will rule against the judgment Roe v. Wade, who since 1973 authorizes abortion at the federal level in certain circumstances.

If this happens, the states that so wish will be free to approve the veto of abortion in their territory.

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