We’ll Be Watching: Oklahoma Pre-filed Bills

Oklahoma lawmakers have pre-filed several abortion-related bills. Please rest assured that we’ll be fighting against any anti-choice legislation that seeks to punish women and their families.

We encourage you to contact the lawmakers who represent you to let them know you support reproductive rights.

Without access to reproductive health care, no one can truly be free.

Please check this site often to find out the latest legislative action on these bills.

SB754, authored by Sen. Treat: requiring State Board of Health to establish certain policies and procedures (conducting pre-licensure and re-licensure inspections of abortion facilities); permitting State Commissioner of Health and personnel to enter and inspect certain facilities; permitting State Commissioner of Health to take certain actions for certain violations; effective Nov. 1, 2017.

HB1549, authored by Rep. Faught: prohibiting performance of abortion due to diagnosis of Down syndrome or genetic abnormality of unborn child; effective Nov. 1, 2017.

SB710, authored by Sen. Scott: no physician shall perform an abortion if the physician determines the embryonic or fetal heartbeat is audible; effective Nov. 1, 2017.

SB753, authored by Sen.Treat: felony to knowingly use a false government record in order to obtain an abortion for a minor; felony for a physician to perform an abortion on a pregnant unemancipated minor; effective Nov. 1, 2017.

SB817, authored by Sen. Silk: a person commits murder in the first degree when that person performs an abortion in violation of the provisions of this section; effective after its passage and approval.

SB764, authored by Sen. Treat: a person who intentionally violates any provision or requirement of Section 1-729a et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes is guilty of a felony; effective Nov. 1, 2017.

HB1441, authored by Rep. Humphrey: no abortion shall be performed in this state without the written informed consent of the father of the fetus; Nov. 1, 2017.

SB763, authored by Sen. Treat: requiring physicians to preserve and submit fetal tissue under certain circumstances; effective Nov. 1, 2017.

SB732, authored by Sen. Dahm: The words “unprofessional conduct” are declared to performance of an abortion as defined by Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes; The State Board of Osteopathic Examiners may refuse to admit a person to an examination or may refuse to issue a license to anyone who has performed an abortion as defined by Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes; any physician participating in the performance of an abortion for any purpose other than to preserve the life of the mother shall be prohibited from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in this state; effective Nov. 1, 2017.

SB755, authored by Sen. Silk: requiring death certificates for abortions; effective Nov. 1, 2017.

SB30, authored by Sen.Griffin: the State Department of Health shall develop, update annually and maintain an electronic form containing information concerning public and private agencies and services available to assist a woman through pregnancy, upon childbirth and while the child is a dependent, which shall include a comprehensive list of the agencies available; the website shall include the following statement, “”There are many public and private agencies willing and able to help you carry your child to term, have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby and assist you and your child after your child is born, whether you choose to keep your child or to place him or her for adoption. The State of Oklahoma strongly urges you to contact them if you are pregnant.”; facilities required to report abortions shall post a printed copy of the statement in each public access restroom within the respective facility.

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