Chronicling Oklahoma's War on Women


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May 25, 2011: New Oklahoma Anti-Abortion Law Temporarily Blocked:

Oklahoma's attorney general agreed Monday to temporarily block enforcement of a controversial new state law that requires pregnant women to get an ultrasound and hear a detailed description of the fetus before they get an abortion.

June 20, 2011: Oklahoma Governor Signs Two Controversial Abortion Bills Into Law:

Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a pair of bills intended to further restrict abortion in Oklahoma.

Fallin on Wednesday signed a bill that makes it a felony for doctors to perform abortions after a woman reaches 20 weeks of pregnancy.

December 19, 2011: Controversial Oklahoma Anti-Abortion Law Blocked

December 5, 2012: Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Two Anti-Abortion Laws:

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that two anti-abortion laws recently passed by the state Legislature are unconstitutional and cannot be enforced. One of the laws would require women to have an ultrasound procedure before an abortion and hear a detailed description of the fetus, and the other would restrict the use of medication to end a pregnancy.

January 10, 2013: Oklahoma Clinic Forced To Close After State Officials Stripped Funding From Planned Parenthood:

A Tulsa-area Planned Parenthood clinic will be forced to close its doors at the end of this month because it can no longer afford to maintain operations after state officials slashed its budget. In October, the Oklahoma State Department of Health decided to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood by ending its contract with the WIC program, essentially stripping the organization of the funds it used to provide health services for low-income women. [...]

Planned Parenthood has been the largest independent contractor with Oklahoma’s WIC program — which provides food vouchers for low-income mothers and their children — for the past 18 years. The Planned Parenthood affiliates in Oklahoma do not perform abortions; rather, they are available to provide preventative care, family planning services, and referrals for abortion services to their low-income clients.

Please read that last part again. Women and children had their health services yanked out from under them because Planned Parenthood what-- makes referrals?

And on a grander scale, we have good ol' "Personhood Paul" Ryan, who is cosponsoring another fetal personhood bill.

But it's we libs who are the crazy ones for suggesting there's a War on Women.


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