SB 918 repeals regulations relating to the performance of abortions in the state. The measure does not repeal 21 O.S. Section 861, which states that a person convicted of inducing a woman to take any medicine, drug, or substance with the intent of inducing a miscarriage is guilty of a felony unless such measures were taken to preserve the life of the woman. A person may be imprisoned for no less than two years and no more than five years if convicted. The measure also does not repeal the Choosing Childbirth Act, which provides grants to non-profit organizations that help women carry their children to term. The measure will only take effect if the Attorney General certifies that the United States Supreme Court overruled the central holding of Roe v. Wade or an amendment to the United States Constitution is adopted that restores to the State of Oklahoma the authority to prohibit abortion.
(Summary prepared by the Legislature)