Oklahoma Heartbeat Abortion Ban (SB 1118)
This law was last updated on Jun 29, 2016
SB 1118 would prohibit a physician from performing an abortion on a pregnant patient if, prior to the procedure, the presence of an embryonic or fetal heartbeat is detected. This would effectively ban abortions as early as six weeks.
An amendment was added in the Senate that would prohibit a person from performing or inducing an abortion after conception. A physician that violates this provision would be guilty of committing murder in the first degree.
Since the bill is clearly unconstitutional, a second amendment was added requiring the Attorney General to determine the amount of state or local funds expended if any part of the law is challenged in court.
If passed, the bill would effectively ban abortion in Oklahoma beginning on November 1, 2016.