Oklahoma passes strictest abortion ban; services to stop

The bill passed Thursday is part of an aggressive push in Republican-led states across the country to scale back abortion rights.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Abortion providers in Oklahoma say they will no longer provide the service in the state after the governor signs the latest anti-abortion measure heading to his desk.

The bill passed Thursday is part of an aggressive push in Republican-led states across the country to scale back abortion rights.

The bill would prohibit all abortions, except to save the life of a pregnant woman or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest that has been reported to law enforcement.

It now heads to Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is expected to sign it.

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