Oklahoma Bill Banning Abortion (SB 1483)
This law was last updated on Jun 29, 2016
SB 1483 would prohibit a person from performing or inducing an abortion upon a pregnant patient with an intention other than to increase the probability of live birth, to preserve the life or health of the child, to remove an ectopic pregnancy or to remove a dead “unborn child” who died as a result of a spontaneous miscarriage, accidental trauma or assault.
The bill would also require the state to revoke or suspend, the medical licenses of any physician who provides (or has provided) abortion procedures to their patients, unless it was for any of the reasons stated above.
The bill does not list any exceptions for abortions to save the life of the pregnant patient or for pregnancies that resulted from rape or incest.
If passed, the bill would effectively ban abortions in the state of Oklahoma beginning on November 1, 2016.