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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Banning Most Abortions at Fertilization

HeadlineMay 27, 2022

Oklahoma has banned nearly all abortions beginning at the moment of fertilization. The new law took effect immediately after it was signed by Republican Governor Kevin Stitt on Wednesday. The bill allows private citizens to sue abortion providers, with a “bounty” of at least $10,000 for successful lawsuits. This comes after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion showed justices are prepared to strike down Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling legalizing abortion nationwide.

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