Reproductive health encompasses the many things that affect someone’s autonomy and access to the education and healthcare necessary to decide if and when to have children.
Maintaining reproductive well-being includes family planning, healthy pregnancies, and managing menstruation from puberty through menopause.
We track legislation that affects women’s health in Oklahoma. Here’s a peek at recent proposals with an impact on reproductive health.
HB 1537 permits abortion to preserve the life of the mother
HB 3002 adds unborn child (fetus) to the definition of criminal battery.
HB 3013 treats abortion medication like an illegal drug and criminalizes trafficking.
HB 3098 makes knowingly transmitting certain medical conditions a felony.
HB 3214 allows medical providers to deny care with no reprimand if it violates their beliefs.
HB 3216 bans all abortions and sets parameters for medically necessary abortions: “pre-viability separation procedure”
HB 3329 requires free tampons and pads in public schools.
HB 4126 eliminates sales tax on period products and certain maternal and infant health products.
HJR 1046 seeks to place a state question on the ballot to define personhood at sperm meets egg.
SB 1271 requires tampons and pads in female restrooms in public schools.
SB 1285 creates a grant program for school districts to provide free tampons and pads to students.
SB 1334 expands health insurance coverage for certain fertility treatments.
SB 1491 permits clinicians to treat a patient’s sexual partner for STIs without seeing the partner.
SB 1499 creates a grant program for health departments to provide free period products.
SB 1540 assures that contraception is legal.
SB 1541 expands treatments a pharmacist may administer
SB 1563 makes substantial changes to the Parent’s Bill of Rights: limit who can teach sex ed, opt-in only sex ed, and unlimited access to a child’s medical records.
SB 1729 bans nearly all abortion and allows murder charges against someone who receives an abortion.
SB 1742 would require health plans cover 1-year supplies of contraception.
SB 1775 would allow murder charges for abortion providers.