HB 2684, sponsored by Rep. Randy Grau (R-Edmond), would update restrictions on medication abortions that were originally passed in 2011, but found unconstitutional in December.
Though 2013 might have brought an array of new abortion restrictions and other setbacks for reproductive rights, there were also a number of reasons for pro-choice allies around the country to be proud this year. The staff of RH Reality Check notes some of the top pro-choice successes of 2013.
The U.S. Supreme Court turned away another challenge to an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling in favor of abortion rights.
A revived anti-choice Oklahoma bill that would require women to report their life story is, apparently, not about women at all.
Louisiana, Oklahoma legislatures take steps towards requiring women seeking abortions to view ultrasounds and hear a description. Meanwhile South Carolina considers a compromised version of their “ultrasound bill” which wouldn’t require an ultrasound at all.
The new reason to “ban” abortion: because the potential abortion seeker (aka, the woman who is pregnant) is a racist? I’m not sure how else to read new proposed laws in Georgia and Oklahoma that seek to ban “reasons” for abortion.
Silver linings: Oklahoma blocks an intrusive abortion reporting bill, and Senator Nelson learns 60 is the loneliest number. Plus, an adoption mini roundup.
In an editorial published yesterday, Oklahoma vs. Women, the New York Times takes on efforts by the state of Oklahoma to force women to put their private medical information on a public website. The Las Vegas Sun suggests an egg-as-person initiative in Nevada could be a “gift” to Democrats.