White House Press Secretary calls out Oklahoma abortion law

Oklahoma’s most recent bill signing is getting responses from across the country. The latest from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 612 into law Tuesday morning, which serves as a total ban on abortions, including medical or surgical, in Oklahoma.

Psaki said in part:

“Today, the country’s most restrictive legislation regulating access to reproductive health care was signed into law in Oklahoma. This law makes providing an abortion illegal in the state of Oklahoma, with only a narrow exception for medical emergencies and no exception for rape or incest.  This unconstitutional attack on women’s rights is just the latest and one of the most extreme state laws signed into law to date. Protecting the right recognized in Roe v. Wade continues to be a priority for the Biden-Harris Administration, and we call on Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would shut down these attacks and codify this long-recognized, constitutional right. Make no mistake: the actions today in Oklahoma are a part of disturbing national trend attacking women’s rights and the Biden Administration will continue to stand with women in Oklahoma and across the country in the fight to defend their freedom to make their own choices about their futures.”

Psaki is a member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the Obama administration.