FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, Daniele da Silva, who is seven months pregnant, poses for a photo as she sits inside her home in a slum of Recife, Brazil. Da Silva said she had Chikungunya a couple of months ago and her ultrasound scan and other exams of her baby are normal. In Zika-struck Brazil, a debate over whether to loosen the country’s strict abortion laws has sparked a backlash from the mothers of children with birth defects. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

YES! Oklahoma House Recognizes Abortion As Murder

On Monday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution selecting abortion to be murder and criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions allowing women to seek “elective abortions,” The Hill reports.

The resolution “carries no wait of law,” but states that the Supreme Court “overstepp[ed] its authority and jurisdiction” in landmark cases Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which “affirmed” a woman’s right to seek an abortion.

The resolution calls on public officials to “stop the murder of innocent unborn children by abortion,” and commands the Oklahoma Supreme Court to “stay out” of any future cases involving state abortion law.

Under Oklahoma state law, a woman who wishes to obtain an abortion must undergo counseling and wait 72 hours before getting  the procedure. Abortions performed after 20 weeks are banned unless the life of the mother is at risk.

Only five medical facilities in the state provide abortion services.

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