A look at Oklahoma abortion legislation
U.S. Supreme Court lets stand decision that a 2011 law restricting the use of abortion-inducing drugs is unconstitutional.
A judge blocks measure that would have forced women to show identification when buying “morning after” emergency contraceptives and required girls younger than 17 to have a prescription for the medication.
Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down both the 2011 law on abortion-inducing drugs and a 2010 law that required a woman to have an ultrasound at least one hour before getting an abortion.
Gov. Mary Fallin signs House Bill 2381, requiring a doctor to be physically present when a woman takes medication to induce an abortion.
Fallin signs into law a bill allowing a woman to sue abortion providers and prescribers of abortion-inducing drugs or chemicals for not following voluntary and informed consent provisions of state law related to abortions.
Fallin signs into law a bill requiring an abortion provider to offer a woman the opportunity to hear the fetus' heartbeat before ending the pregnancy.
Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects effort to put on the ballot a question that would define a fertilized human egg as a person. They said in a unanimous ruling that the personhood proposal was void and should be stricken because the U.S. Supreme Court already had ruled in 1973's Roe v. Wade decision.
Fallin signs into law legislation banning abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy and preventing health insurance policies sold in Oklahoma from covering elective abortions.
The Legislature overrides Gov. Brad Henry's veto of a bill requiring doctors performing abortions to collect patient data such as marital status, previous pregnancies and reasons for ending a pregnancy.
Three abortion-related bills are signed into law, making it illegal to have an abortion based on the sex of the unborn child; creating the Freedom of Conscience Act; and regulating the prescription of RU-486 (mifepristone) and its use in inducing abortions.
A bill to prohibit public money and institutions from being used to perform abortions becomes law. SB 139 also allowed abortions to save a mother's life and in cases of rape or incest.
Henry signed legislation requiring a minor to gain a parent's consent before getting an abortion; requiring a woman to be informed that her unborn baby, if 20 weeks or older, may feel pain during an abortion and that anesthesia could be administered to the baby to relieve that pain; giving an option to a woman seeking an abortion to view her unborn child by ultrasound before the procedure; allowing funding to be directed to organizations that help pregnant women with counseling and support services.
Henry signs into law legislation allowing prosecutors to charge suspects with the death or injury of an unborn child; requiring parents to be notified if their minor child is seeking an abortion; and requiring pregnant women to be provided with additional facts about abortion before they can undergo such a medical procedure.
Compiled by: Staff Writer Nolan Clay and
News Research Editor Linda Lynn