Oklahoma Wants to Publicize Your Abortion

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A law taking effect on November 1, 2009 will require public internet reporting of very, very specific information about every abortion performed in that state.  Here’s the information that will be required by law:

1. Date of abortion
2. County in which abortion performed
3. Age of mother
4. Marital status of mother
(married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never married)
5. Race of mother
6. Years of education of mother
(specify highest year completed)
7. State or foreign country of residence of mother
8. Total number of previous pregnancies of the mother
____ Live Births
____ Miscarriages
____ Induced Abortions

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10.  Method of abortion

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15.  Reason given for abortion

Feminists for Choice have more here.  Salon covers the story here.  A Tulsa paper has the story here.

A lawsuit has been filed challenging the constitutionality of the law.

-Bridget Crawford

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  2. Thanks for this. At Women In and Beyond, we published a similar piece yesterday, which you might find interesting: “Security of Sex: New Oklahoma Abortion Law”: http://www.womeninandbeyond.org/?p=546

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