Oklahoma governor signs bill to ban abortion if SCOTUS rules

Stitt signed the so-called “trigger" bill late Tuesday.

Oklahoma Governor

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation to immediately outlaw abortion in Oklahoma if the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion. Stitt signed the so-called “trigger” bill late Tuesday. The law would become effective once the attorney general determines that the U.S. Supreme Court has overruled the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion. At least 10 other states have enacted similar laws. On Wednesday, the governor signed an additional 28 House bills and 28 Senate bills into law. He vetoed three others, including a measure that would have imposed new restrictions on pharmacy benefit manager programs.