Oklahoma Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2016 (HB 3128)
This law was last updated on Jan 22, 2018
HB 3128 would prohibit the performance of an abortion due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome or genetic abnormality of an “unborn child.”
Any physician or other person who intentionally or knowingly performs or attempts to perform an abortion prohibited by this provision would be guilty of a misdemeanor and would be fined up to $10,000. Any physician or other person who violates this provision would be liable for damages and would have his or her medical license suspended or revoked.
The bill allows for a civil action to be brought by a pregnant patient, or the parent or legal guardian of the patient, if an abortion has been performed in violation of the act.
Any woman upon whom an abortion in violation of the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2016 is performed or attempted may not be prosecuted under this act.
Based on model legislation drafted by Americans United for Life.
- Americans United for Life — Drafted Model Law