Oklahoma is 48th in education in the U.S., 42nd in health, 44th on public safety and 37th on the economy. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oklahoma
When it comes to maternal mortality rates, Oklahoma has 21.1 deaths per 100,000 births; California has 4 per 100,000.
These are the issues Oklahoma Republicans should be thinking about. Instead, they're more interested in terrorizing women and inflicting their misogyny on the people of the state.
Everyone is free to practice their own religion or none. Try to convice others that you're right if you want, but there is no to right to force self-declared religious views on others.
We are going down a fast slope towards theocracy when the views of a religious minority are imposed on others in this country that prides itself on freedom.
Oklahoma lawmakers pass bill banning abortions after ‘fertilization’-
This new bill is obviously devastating for anyone who needs abortion care. However, this law would also have devastating--and potentially deadly--impacts to others who are not seeking traditional abortion care. Notably, the law prohibits the use of the procedure except to save the life of the mother "in a medical emergency"-- an undefined term.
One example: under this law, a doctor may decide not treat a woman experiencing a missed miscarriage, instead forcing her to wait until the (nonviable) tissue expels itself--possibly risking sepsis and death. As another example, the doctor may decide not to treat an ectopic pregnancy until the mother is experiencing a "medical emergency"--again, whatever that term means--imposing severe risk on the mother. This is about as anti-life as it gets.
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