Oklahoma Protection of Human Life Act of 2017 (SB 809)
This law was last updated on Sep 11, 2018
SB 809 would prohibit the following: (1) conducting nontherapeutic research that destroys a human embryo or subjects a human embryo to substantial risk of injury or death; (2) transferring a human embryo with the knowledge that the embryo will be subjected to nontherapeutic research; or (3) using for research purposes cells or tissues that the person knows were obtained by performing activities in violation of this section.
A violation of this section is a felony and a conviction may result in incarceration for at least one year and no more than life, as well as a $100,000 fine.
If passed, the law would take effect on July 1, 2017.
Similar to SB 1848, which became law in 2014 but was thrown out by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. SB 1848 contained additional unconstitutional regulations against abortion facilities.