Sumary of How One Oklahoma Bill Could Track People Seeking Abortions The state proposal is called EMMA — the…:
- Wade, the 1973 decision that protected a woman’s right to abortion access up to 23 to 24 weeks, states across the country are introducing alarming anti-abortion bills.
- The Washington Post reported in late January that, in 2022, at least 29 states had already started filling bills that would limit abortion access.
- The Oklahoma Legislature is currently gearing up to consider a whole batch of anti-abortion bills, including one which would ban abortion after 30 days and another that would essentially track people in the state who consider getting an abortion.
- This surveillance attempt, Senate Bill 1167 introduced by Oklahoma State Senator George Burns called the Every Mother Matters Act (EMMA), would reportedly create a government-run database that would track pregnant people looking into abortion.
- ” Per Senator Burns’ official press release on the bill, this assistance offer would include “an assessment of eligibility and offer assistance in obtaining support services, other than abortion, for her or the unborn child’s biological father.