The Oklahoma legislature has passed a bill that would make getting an abortion a felony, excluding rape and incest. The bill now goes on for approval, to anti-abortion republican Governor Mary Fallin.

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The anti-abortion bill says a doctor who performs an abortion for reasons other than removing a miscarriage or saving the mother’s life, would face a felony charge with a max of 3 years in prison. Also, doctors who perform the abortion wouldn’t be able to get or renew a medical license in the state of Oklahoma.

Executive vice-president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dawn Laguens addressed the bill in a statement:

“Oklahoma has done away with all pretense, and passed a bill to ban abortion outright, punishing women and doctors in the process. We’ve seen what this means for women forced to drive hundreds of miles or cross state lines for an abortion. Governor Fallin must protect Oklahoma women and veto this bill.

Unfortunately, while Oklahoma is the most extreme we’ve seen, this is part of a national agenda to outright ban abortion. We’ve seen it manifest in laws in Indiana and Utah. This cannot be the future our daughters inherit.”