Oklahoma New Abortion Ban: What are My Unplanned Pregnancy Options?
So, you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy in Oklahoma, and you want to know your options. Typically, when you’re a birth mother experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you have three options: terminating your pregnancy, adoption, or parenting your child. But what about the Oklahoma new abortion ban bill regarding the termination of pregnancy at conception? At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to know to make the best decisions you can make for yourself and your child. If you’re interested in learning about your options after the new bill in Oklahoma, keep reading!
What Is the New Bill/Ban in OK?
Recently, Republican Oklahoma Governor Brad Stitt signed a bill banning terminations of pregnancies from stages of “fertilization.” The legislation prohibits abortion from the moment of fertilization. This bill, the HB327, is among the strictest in the country regarding terminating your pregnancy. As soon as a woman becomes pregnant, termination of pregnancy is illegal. However, a woman can terminate her pregnancy in specific circumstances, including medical emergencies or rape, incest, or sexual assault that was reported to authorities. The bill also allows private citizens to sue providers and anyone who “aids or abets” in terminating pregnancies.
What Are Your Options After The New Bill?
This means that terminating your pregnancy in Oklahoma is no longer an option. Unless your pregnancy is a result of the previously mentioned circumstances. As a result, if you face an unplanned pregnancy that does not fall into one of those exceptions, you have two choices: parenting or placing your baby for adoption.
What Does This Mean For Oklahoma?
As a result of this bill, inducing a miscarriage is no longer an option within Oklahoma. Many healthcare providers are no longer able to perform this procedure. In cases of unplanned pregnancies, putting a child up for adoption might be the most likely choice many birth mothers make. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, cannot raise your child and are thinking about Oklahoma adoption, you’ve come to the right place. At Adoption Choices of Oklahoma, we have a variety of services available to make this period of your life easier. We know you may be feeling overwhelmed, worried, anxious, or any combination of emotions. That’s completely valid, so we want to make sure you are prepared with the next steps and know how we can help you.
How Can Adoption Choices of Oklahoma Help You?
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be considering adoption for several reasons. One way might be that you are worried about having resources to take care of your child. This is a normal and valid concern to have, making adoption the best choice for you and your baby. However, you might be worried about having these resources while pregnant. Here are some ways that Adoption Choices of Oklahoma can help you during this period:
- We can provide court-approved living expenses to you and any birth mother who needs help in Oklahoma.
- Living expenses can include a variety of things such as transportation, rent, utilities, or pregnancy-related expenses (like maternity clothing)
- Following the pregnancy, you will be recovering from birth. You may not be able to return to work or back to your daily routine. We can help cover expenses and assist during this time as well.
We can also help provide counseling services such as support groups or referrals to ensure you are emotionally and mentally supported during and after pregnancy.
Choosing Adoption Choices of Oklahoma as Your Adoption Agency
Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be a challenging and complex experience for many birth mothers. Knowing your options, especially after legal changes to terminating your pregnancy, is essential to know what is best for you and your baby. Above all, we want to ensure you do not feel any shame or guilt for your unplanned pregnancy. That’s why we want to provide you with services that can help you during this time. If you’re ready to start taking the next steps in choosing adoption, we are here for you. Contact us today to help get you started on your adoption plan.
Adoption Choices of Oklahoma is a private adoption agency, licensed by the state of Oklahoma and leader in the adoption community. We have been assisting birth parents, children, and adoptive families in Oklahoma for over 19 years. If you are currently in the process of adopting a baby and have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us. Toll-free: 800-898-6028 | OKC Local: 405-755-1999 | Tulsa Local: 918-447-7777 | Text: 405-201-6643 | Email