An Oklahoma state lawmaker plans to introduce a Texas-style abortion restriction bill that would allow individuals to sue doctors over abortion procedures.
“The pro-life citizens of Oklahoma should have the ability to help hold these doctors accountable,” Rep. Sean Roberts (R-OK) said in a press release.
“Individual citizens are an extremely important part of making sure that we are protecting the lives of the unborn. This legislation puts principle into action, and I am going to fight extremely hard to get it passed during the upcoming session,” he added.
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Roberts also expressed his concern about a growing number of Texans who are now crossing the border to seek abortions in his state.
Abortions have dropped by 80% in South Dakota over the last decade, but there is more that we can do to protect unborn lives.
We must end abortions once a heartbeat can be detected. Any abortion after that point stops that child’s heartbeat — stops that gift from God. pic.twitter.com/EUbHMTGsRA
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) January 13, 2022
Oklahoma is not the only state working to pass stricter laws against abortions. South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem also announced plans to pass a ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.