Is Oklahoma Abortion Law Designed To Intimidate Women?
A new law to take effect in Oklahoma in two weeks will require doctors provide detailed information about women who have abortions, information to be published on a public web site.
The law, which will take effect on Nov. 1, compels the Oklahoma Department of Health to publish data online on all abortion patients — including the woman’s race, marital status, financial circumstances, years of education, number of previous pregnancies, and her reason for seeking the abortion. Doctors who fail to provide such information will be criminally penalized and stripped of their medical licenses.
Oklahoma State Representative Dan Sullivan (pictured) authored the bill, and believes it will work to bring down the number unwanted pregnancies. “If there’s something that we can do to positively impact that segment of that population — and have a lowering effect on those rates — then we want to be able to look at what policy decisions we can make.”
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