OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt signed three bills into law aimed at restricting abortions in Oklahoma, he announced in a tweet Monday.
Stitt said he has signed House Bills 1904, 1102 and 2441 into law.
“I’m keeping my promise to sign all pro-life legislation,” he said in the post.
“We now have three more laws protecting the lives of the unborn.”
Under HB 2441, no abortion can be performed on a fetus who has a detectable heartbeat.
Anyone guilty of violating this provision would be guilty of homicide, officials said. The bill does provide an exception to save the life of the mother or avert the risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, but that exemption does not include psychological or emotional conditions.
HB 1102 would include the performance of an abortion under the state’s statutes for “unprofessional conduct” unless the abortion is necessary to prevent the death or significant physical impairment of the mother.
HB 1904 says that physicians performing abortions must be board certified in gynecology and obstetrics.
All three laws will go into effect on Nov. 1, barring any legal challenges.
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