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Timeline: Oklahoma abortion legislation at a glance

Timeline: Oklahoma abortion legislation at a glance
Published: November 4, 2013


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.

August 2013

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.

December 2012

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.

May 2012

Gov. Mary Fallin signs House Bill 2381, requiring a doctor to be physically present when a woman takes medication to induce an abortion.

May 2012

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.

April 2012

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.

April 2012

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.

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