In the last 24 hours, the Oklahoma Legislature passed six anti-abortion bills, which threaten to end abortion access in Oklahoma by severely restricting care or banning it altogether.
Today, Gov. Asa Hutchison signed Senate Bill 6 into law, imposing a near-total ban on abortion at any stage of pregnancy. If the law is not stopped by the courts, it will go into effect Aug. 3, 2021. Nationwide, this is the second abortion ban to be passed and signed this year.
The Arkansas House passed Senate Bill 6 this afternoon, a bill that would prevent a person from obtaining an abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, which is before many people even know they are pregnant.