Oklahoma abortion bill is 'extreme,' 'absurd,' 'ultra MAGA,' White House says

账单, HB. 4327, 将禁止受孕后的所有堕胎,除非是强奸案, 乱伦, or to save the mother’s life. 该法案禁止任何程序 “导致未出生的孩子死亡,” which it defines as ahuman fetus or embryo in any stage of gestation from fertilization until birth.

共和党人 政府. 凯文·斯蒂特 has indicated that he will sign the bill, which will go into effect immediately.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre condemned the bill in a statement Thursday night.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, 星期三, 可能 18, 2022. (美联社照片/苏珊·沃尔什)

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, 星期三, 可能 18, 2022. (美联社照片/苏珊·沃尔什) (美联社照片/苏珊·沃尔什)

The President believes that women have the fundamental right to make their own reproductive health choices,” Jean-Pierre noted, adding that the Supreme Court decision Roe v. 韦德 “has been the law of the land for almost 50 年份, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned.

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Today’s action by the Oklahoma legislature is the most extreme effort to undo these fundamental rights we have seen to date,” the press secretary said. “此外, it adopts Texas’ absurd plan to allow private citizens to sue their neighbors for providing reproductive health care and helping women to exercise their constitutional rights.

This is part of a growing effort by ultra MAGA officials across the country to roll back the freedoms we should not take for granted in this country,” Jean-Pierre added, referencing a Biden administration term playing off of former President Trump’s 2016 口号, “Make America Great Again.

She claimed that Trump-style Republicansare starting with reproductive rights, but the American people need to know that other fundamental rights, including the right to contraception and marriage equality, are at risk.

俄克拉荷马州州长. Kevin Stitt speaks at a signing ceremony to sign into law a bill, 星期二, 四月 12, 2022, 在俄克拉荷马城. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, 文件)

俄克拉荷马州州长. Kevin Stitt speaks at a signing ceremony to sign into law a bill, 星期二, 四月 12, 2022, 在俄克拉荷马城. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, 文件) (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

As Jean-Pierre noted, HB. 4327 empowers non-governmental actors to bring civil suits against people who perform or aid and abet abortions, and damages for violating the law will be set at a minimum of $ 10,000 per abortion.

政府. Stitt already signed a Texas-style ban that prohibits abortions after cardiac activity can be detected in the embryo, which is around six weeks. It also allows private citizens to sue anyone who helps a woman acquire an abortion for up to $ 10,000.

Stitt signed another bill that will make performing abortion a felony punishable by up to 10 入狱多年. That will take effect later this year.

Planned Parenthood announced that it would challenge the new law in court once Stitt signs it.

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This ban will take effect as soon as the governor signs the bill, making Oklahoma the first state to outlaw abortion entirely — even while Roe v. Wade still stands,” the organization said in a statement on Twitter. “[Planned Parenthood] and partners are taking Oklahoma to court.

“今天, Oklahoma passed a law effectively banning abortion from the moment of fertilization—the latest in a series of blatant attacks on women by extremist legislators,” Vice President Kamala Harris tweeted in response to the bill’s passage. “It has never been more urgent that we elect pro-choice leaders at the local, 州, and federal level.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, 星期二, 十一月. 16, 2021, 在华盛顿.

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at the Tribal Nations Summit in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, 星期二, 十一月. 16, 2021, 在华盛顿. (美联社照片/ Patrick Semansky)

Pro-life advocates celebrated the law’s passage.

Oklahomans are sending a strong message that all unborn children and their mothers in the Sooner State deserve urgent protection from the brutality of abortion,” 苏珊·B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement Thursday. “Science shows beyond the shadow of a doubt that unborn babies are human beings, with beating hearts by six weeks and the ability to feel pain by 15 weeks.

Oklahoma’s strong pro-life protections could save as many as 3,800 lives a year,” Dannenfelser added. “In contrast to the Biden-Harris administration that gives abortionists a platform to push a radical agenda, Governor Stitt and the legislature are standing up for the will of the people who overwhelmingly want to protect their most vulnerable citizens.

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The bill’s passage comes in the wake of a leaked Supreme Court opinion striking down Roe v. 韦德, 一个 1973 decision in which the Court struck down all state laws on abortion. Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed that Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in that case – Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – was genuine, but the draft dates back to February, and it does not represent the current or final opinion of the Court.

Other states with Republican legislatures have passed laws restricting abortion, with Texas and Idaho passing laws allowing private citizens to file civil suits against individuals who aid or abet abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, 大约在 6 怀孕几周.

States with Democratic legislatures have passed laws codifying abortion in case Roe gets overturned. 政府. Jared Polis, D-科洛。, signed a law creating afundamental rightto abortion and denying any right for the unborn. 在 2019, 政府. 安德鲁·库莫(Andrew Cuomo), D-N.Y。, signed a law codifying abortion rights and explicitly removing protections from unborn infants.

The Connecticut legislature has passed a bill aimed at combating abortion restrictions in other states.

While many polls suggest Americans support Roe, in-depth polling reveals a more complicated picture. When asked about their opinion on abortion during specific periods of pregnancy and other situations, 71% of Americans say they support restricting abortion to the first three months of pregnancy (22%), or in other limited circumstances such as rape and incest (28%), to save the life of the mother (9%) or not at all (12%). 只要 17% of Americans said abortion should be available during an entire pregnancy and 12% said it should be restricted to the first six months.

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