Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) signed three pieces of pro-life legislation Monday, including a “heartbeat” bill that prohibits providers from performing abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which occurs generally between the sixth and eighth weeks of pregnancy.
“We want to be the most pro-life state in the country, and I want to be the most pro-life governor,” Stitt said, reported the Associated Press.
House Bill 2441 refers to the “heartbeat” legislation:
No person shall perform or induce an abortion upon a pregnant woman without first detecting whether or not her unborn child has a heartbeat. No person shall perform or induce an abortion upon a pregnant woman after such time as her unborn child has been determined to have a detectable heartbeat except if, in reasonable medical judgment, she has a condition that so complicates her medical condition that it necessitates the abortion of her