Oklahoma Legislature passes bill criminalizing abortion

Gov. Mary Fallin

(CNN) – The Oklahoma state legislature has passed a bill that would criminalize abortion procedures in the state.

According to the language of the bill, anyone who is found to have performed an abortion — except in instances to save the life of the mother — will be found guilty of a felony and can receive up to three years in prison.

The bill now is on its way to Gov. Mary Fallin for final approval.
The governor has not decided whether she will sign the bill, according to her spokesperson Michael McNutt.
Once Fallin has the bill she has five business days to decide if she will approve the legislation. If she doesn’t sign or veto the bill, it automatically becomes law, according to McNutt.

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