The governor of Oklahoma has signed the nation's strongest abortion prohibition.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma (AP) – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed the nation's strongest abortion ban into law on Wednesday, officially ending the procedure's availability in the state.
Similar to a Texas law passed last year, state lawmakers adopted a prohibition enforced through civil lawsuits rather than criminal prosecution
With a few exceptions, the law takes effect immediately after Stitt's signature and outlaws all abortions.
As soon as the bill is signed, abortion providers have stated that they will stop conducting the practise.
"As governor, I promised Oklahomans that I would sign every pro-life bill that came across my desk, and I am glad to uphold that commitment today,"
he said "In a statement, the first-term Republican stated. "We have a responsibility as human beings to do everything we can to preserve the baby's life and the mother's life