New Oklahoma law mandates publication of abortion info

A new Oklahoma law set to take effect on November 1, will require doctors to report extensive information about each abortion performed in the state, which will then be published on government websites. The questionairre will ultimately be posted on the Oklahoma State Department of Health website and includes information as detailed as a woman’s reason for an abortion, her age, the date the abortion, and the total number of previous pregnancies. Though supporters of the law argue that the omission of a woman’s name and address preserves her right to privacy, opponents assert that it would be possible to identify a woman from a small town from the information to be published, according to Feminists for Choice The law is also the first in the nation to ban sex-selective abortion.

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