WASHINGTON, DC—Extremist legislators in Oklahoma proved how little they value women when they passed a total ban on abortions today. This sneak attack was added to the agenda in the dead of night because they knew this was the only way to pass anti-abortion legislation. Even abortion providers in the state had no idea the bill had passed.
NOW members reject the lies, the cruelty, and the obscene ambition of the Oklahoma legislators who don’t care about the truth or the health and safety of their constituents. Oklahoma legislators are passing laws designed to score points, not make policy. They don’t care that what they’re doing is inhumane and unconstitutional. They just want headlines and to control women’s lives.
Oklahoma lawmakers are lying about women’s health, but we know the truth. Abortion care saves lives. Oklahoma women deserve the freedom to control their own bodies, and none of us are truly free until we are all free.
NOW will work to block this and every other abortion ban designed to take away women’s bodily autonomy. Today, our resolve is stronger than ever.
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