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||Okla. governor signs anti-trans, strict abortion measures
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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has recently signed a couple controversial measures into law.
According to ABC News, Stitt has signed a bill requiring public school students to use only the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate. The bill passed overwhelmingly in Oklahoma's Republican-controlled House and Senate last week.
About a dozen conservative states have passed laws targeting the transgender population over bathroom use, participation in school sports, and gender-affirming treatments or surgery for young people.
"This law is unconstitutional, a violation of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, and more than anything it is unnecessarily cruel for the sake of cruelty," Freedom Oklahoma Executive Director McAfee said in a statement.
Stitt has also signed what is considered the country's strictest abortion ban.
The only exceptions in the Oklahoma law are to save the life of a pregnant woman or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest that has been reported to law enforcement, NPR noted. Two of the state's four abortion clinics already stopped providing abortions after the governor signed a six-week ban earlier this month.
Abortion providers across the country have been bracing for the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court's new conservative majority might further restrict the practice, and that has especially been the case in Oklahoma and Texas.
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