Oklahoma’s new “Humanity of the Unborn Child Act” states that abortion “kills a living human being.”
Oklahoma Governor Fallin signed the document Monday night. The act requires the state to formulate and maintain an electronic form with information “concerning public and private agencies and services available to assist a woman through pregnancy, upon childbirth, and while the child is dependent.”
The goal is to create an abortion-free society, and the act allows for a public information campaign on fetal development and alternatives to abortion as well as an optional instructional program for students.
The act also places certain restrictions: no programs or state employees will be able to refer students to a medical facility to obtain an abortion or include sex education other than “those [components] included in science education standards.
The “Humanity of the Unborn Child Act” goes into effect Nov. 1, but its implementation will depend largely on available funds in the future.