GOP governor of Oklahoma approves abortion ‘reversal’ bill

April 27, 2019 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s governor has signed into law a bill allowing doctors who perform abortions to face felony charges for not informing women about the possibility of reversing the process.

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt approved the bill Thursday. It requires medical providers to tell women who are taking medication to end their pregnancies that the process can be reversed after they take the first of two pills.

Democrats echoed medical groups across the country in arguing the requirement would force doctors to provide patients with scientifically dubious information.

Stitt had previously said he’d sign any anti-abortion bill sent to his desk.

Several states with Republican-led legislatures across the country have enacted so-called “abortion reversal” laws, starting with Arkansas in 2015.