Oklahoma Republican Wants Life Prison Sentence For Women Who Have A Legal Abortion
Republican Oklahoma state Sen. Joseph Silk has written a bill that would allow women, who receive legal abortions, to be imprisoned for life.
Senate Bill 13 would also allow medical or pharmacy employees to deny women an abortion even if her life is in danger.
The Frontier reports that Silk’s bill would “provide to unborn children … the same rights powers privileges justice and protections as are secured or granted by the laws of this state to any other person.”
Oklahoma’s prison system already has a female incarceration rate twice the nation average.
In 2016, Silk wrote a bill that would have charged doctors, who perform legal abortions, with first-degree murder, noted KOCO (video below).