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In Re: Initiative Petition No. 395, State Question No. 761 or The Oklahoma Personhood Ballot Initiative

Location: Oklahoma
Status: Ongoing
Last Update: March 29, 2012

What's at Stake

The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Oklahoma and the Center for Reproductive Rights have filed a lawsuit on behalf of six Oklahoma voters — including women’s health providers — against an Oklahoma ballot initiative that would ban vital health services by granting fertilized eggs and embryos the same constitutional rights as people.

Summary

If passed, the initiative would outlaw many critical reproductive health services, including all abortion care, commonly used forms of birth control, in vitro fertilization and treatment for ectopic pregnancies and miscarriages.

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