Oklahoma Abortion Law Post-Dobbs

In 1910, Oklahoma passed Okla. Stat. tit. 21, § 861—a criminal statute banning abortion. Until the recent Dobbs decision, this law was enjoined under Roe v. Wade. In response to this enjoinment, Oklahoma passed a trigger law that would cause § 861 to go into effect immediately when the U.S. Supreme Court overruled Roe in whole or in part. The § 861 ban is likely now in effect. It criminalizes performing abortions unless it is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant person.