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Oklahoma

News & Updates

How State Educators Are Fighting Back Against Harmful "Abstinence-Only" Programs

Anti-choice politicians are pushing for ineffective “abstinence-only” programs that don't teach how to prevent unintended pregnancy or protect against STIs. Thankfully, some school districts are choosing facts over misinformation and shame.

Grade

Oklahoma's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

96 percent of Oklahoma counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Mary Fallin (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The Oklahoma House is anti-choice.
  • The Oklahoma Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Bans

Oklahoma has criminal bans on abortion.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Oklahoma law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Oklahoma prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from counseling or referring women for abortion services.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Oklahoma has a "Choose Life" license-plate program and refers women to CPCs.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Oklahoma restricts insurance coverage of abortion for all individuals.
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Public Facilities and Employees Restriction

Oklahoma prohibits the use of all public facilities and public employees for abortion services.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Oklahoma allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Oklahoma restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Oklahoma law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice and consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Oklahoma prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care, and has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Oklahoma provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Oklahoma restricts post-viability abortion.
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