OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—
On the heels of its groundbreaking legislation banning dismemberment abortions, Oklahoma is now set to pass a bill mandating a 72-hour waiting period for abortions.
The Oklahoma House voted 75-3 on Thursday to approve the bill, which now goes to Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk.
“In Oklahoma, we have a waiting period for divorce of 10 days. If there are minor children it is 90 days,” said Sen. Greg Treat. “We should also take it very seriously when we’re talking about the irrevocable decision of abortion.”
If the governor signs the bill, Oklahoma will become the fourth state with a 72-hour waiting period. The other states are Missouri, South Dakota and Utah.
Oregon currently has no waiting period or other restrictions on abortion: a woman can obtain an abortion at any time during pregnancy.