On Thursday, the White House used its “ultra MAGA” line to criticize lawmakers in Oklahoma for passing a Texas-style abortion measure that is considered to be the most restrictive legislation of its kind in the whole country.
The press secretary for the White House, Karine Jean-Pierre, issued a statement in reaction to the bill’s passage earlier in the day, in which she expressed concern that the law is part of “a rising push by extreme MAGA authorities around the country to turn back the liberties we should not take for granted in our country.”
According to the statement, “They are beginning with reproductive rights, but the American people need to know that other basic rights, like the right to contraception and marriage equality, are at jeopardy.”
The legislation would make it illegal to terminate a pregnancy in any circumstance, with the exception of cases in which the woman’s life would be saved if she carried the pregnancy to term or where the pregnancy was the consequence of an act of rape or incest that had been recorded.
The law was approved by the legislature of Oklahoma earlier on Thursday, with a vote count that was primarily divided along party lines. It is anticipated that Governor Kevin Stitt would sign the measure into law.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Washington Times.