Oklahoma Monitor - April 15

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Dear supporter,

There has been no new movement on the two abortion restrictions we’re tracking, SB 195 and SB 614, so these next few weeks will continue to be a test of patience. We are keeping a close watch on the House floor and House Rules Committee agendas, as well as talking with our allies and coalition partners. We will continue to be ready to act, and we’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear more.

I also want to let you know about two Cocktails for a Cause events we’re hosting this week to support our legislative advocacy work. We’re gathering with supporters, legislators, and friends to celebrate the hard work we have done over the last year to support reproductive health and defend reproductive freedom in Oklahoma.

We hope you can join us tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16 in Oklahoma City, or Wednesday, April 17 in Tulsa! Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your ticket as soon as possible.

We will continue to stay vigilant — the fight isn't over yet.

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In solidarity,

Tamya Cox-Toure
Regional Director of Public Policy & Organizing
Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes


'Designed to Manufacture Outrage': Senate Judiciary Hold Hearing on 20-week Abortion Ban, Rewire.News

"Dr Leana Wen, President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement Tuesday that the hearing was meant to distract from the realities of the anti-choice policies pushed in legislatures across the United States."

'Girls on the Verge' is a Novel About Modern 'Jane' Networks - And a Reminder That Abortion Doesn't End When Legal Abortions Do, Bustle

"The main character is just one example of what happens when women are prevented from obtaining the abortions they want. When obtaining health care becomes a full-time job, women are the ones who pay the price: in time, opportunities, wages, education, and sometimes with their lives."

The Complicated Reality of Buying Abortion Pills Online, Self

"Given the many obstacles facing reproductive rights in our current political climate, we as physicians are seeing some people take abortion into their own hands... Specifically, I'm talking about those who are self-managing medication abortions, meaning that they're getting and taking abortion medications without going through a health care provider."

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