Press Release: PERSONHOOD ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA Introduced in House and Senate

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PERSONHOOD ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA

S.217 Introduced in SC Senate January 10, 2017

H.3530 Introduced in SC House January 19, 2017             

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FOR RELEASE:  Friday, January 27, 2017/Revised Feb 10, 2017/Revised Feb 17, 2017

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Contact, Steve Lefemine, exec.dir., Christians for Personhood

PO Box 12222, Columbia, South Carolina  29211; CP@spiritcom.net

Press Release posted at:  http://christiansforpersonhood.com

 

[COLUMBIA, SC] The “Personhood Act of South Carolina” has been introduced once again in the South Carolina General Assembly, in both the SC Senate ( S.217 introduced January 10 ), and the SC House ( H.3530 introduced January 19 ).  The Senate bill was introduced by then-Senator Kevin Bryant, who was elevated to the position of SC Lieutenant Governor Wednesday, January 25, after former Lt Gov Henry McMaster was elevated to the office of SC Governor on January 24 ( following the SC Constitution’s order of succession ) immediately upon former SC Gov Nikki Haley’s resignation after her confirmation by the US Senate to be US Ambassador to the United Nations.  At the present time, the Senate bill ( S.217 ) has 12 Republican co-sponsors in the 46seat SC Senate, which presently has 27 Republicans and 8 Democrats.  However the House bill ( H.3530 ), introduced by Representative Steven Long, currently has 49 Republican co-sponsors in the 124-seat SC House, which presently has 78 Republicans and 44 Democrats.  Principled pro-life, pro-personhood South Carolinians are asked to visit scstatehouse.gov, contact and ask their SC Senator, especially Republicans, to sign on as co-sponsors of S.217 right away.

Personhood legislation was first introduced in the SC Legislature in 1998, and has been active every year since, over the last 19 years [ History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina (1998 – 2016) ].  In 2005, a Personhood Act ( H.3213 ) passed the SC House, albeit with a fatal flaw “exception” amendment, before being killed in the SC Senate; and in 2016, a Personhood Constitutional Amendment ( S.719 ) passed a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee in March, and passed the full Senate Judiciary Committee in April, before being defeated on the full Senate floor in a vote for Special Order on May 11, 2016 ( 24 Senators voted Yes for Special Order, 16 Senators voted No, and 2 Senators voted Present, however a 2/3 super-majority was required by SC Senate Rules, and so even though a majority of Senators voted Yes, the motion failed.)

The “Personhood Act of SC” recognizes the Creator God-given, unalienable right to life of every human being as a “person” beginning at fertilization, in the South Carolina Code of Laws. Senate bill S.217 states:

 “The right to life for each born and preborn human being vests at fertilization.” and “The rights  guaranteed by Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution of this State [SC], that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law nor denied the equal protection of the laws, vest at fertilization for each born and preborn human being.”  [ Section 1-1-330, S.217 ]

The State of South Carolina has the power to enact this law pursuant to the power reserved to this State under the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. [ Section 1-1-340, S.217 ]

Legal experts defending the constitutionality of States’ Personhood legislation in South Carolina (2001), and Mississippi (2009), and Alabama (2011), and Oklahoma (2012) are posted online here at: www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net.  Go to Item #117 on the “Personhood Act” page.

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 ‘CORPORATE BLOODGUILT AND REPENTANCE’

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Columbia Christians for Life

P.O. Box 12222, Columbia, S.C. 29211 * CCL@spiritcom.net * www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net

“… I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18

Repentance for America’s Bloodguilt Worship Service

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12 noon

First Floor Lobby, State House, Columbia, SC 

‘CORPORATE BLOODGUILT AND REPENTANCE’

This message is about Corporate Bloodguilt and Repentance.  Over the last 44 years, it is reported that over 59 Million children in the womb have been killed by the government-protected sin and crime of child-murder-by-“abortion”.  However, regardless of what human governments sanction, God has already spoken, even writing in stone with His own finger, “Thou shalt not kill (murder).”  Exodus 20:13, KJV.  God’s Law is, always has been, and always will be, Higher than Man’s Law.  Acts 5:29, KJV says, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”  The Lord Jesus Christ says in Matthew 4:4, KJV, “MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.”  God’s Word is for all men, for all nations, for all time.  It is error to say God’s Moral Law was only for ancient Israel.

Indeed, Proverb 14:34, KJV says, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”  Psalm 9:17, KJV says, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”  When it comes to the shedding of the innocent blood of Millions of children in their mothers’ wombs, America stands guilty before God.  Is that not true?

So, does the Bible give us any examples of individual or corporate repentance for the corporate sins of their land?  Yes it does.  I will briefly share two examples: 1) Nineveh at the preaching of Jonah; and 2) Daniel praying while in Persia.

First, Jonah 3:1-10, KJV, preaching to Assyria’s capital Nineveh sometime around 760 BC.  [Read Scripture.]

So at the preaching of the prophet Jonah, the people of Nineveh, from the greatest to the least, repented and reformed.

The Bible says “God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way” and so God did not bring judgment upon them.

Corporate repentance, and corporate reformation, resulted in corporate deliverance from the corporate judgment of God.

Second, Daniel 9:1-8, KJV, in Persia, approx. 539 BC, in the first year of king Darius.  [Read Scripture.]

So Daniel, taken captive as a youth in 605 BC upon the invasion of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, is praying to God approx. 66 years later, expressing repentance for the corporate sin of his people and leaders which led to the Babylonian Captivity of Judah from three attacks, 605 BC, 597 BC, and 586 BC.  Will we follow Daniel’s example?

South Carolina is a State with 1000’s of churches, and 100,000’s of professing Christians, but which has murdered over 382,000 children in their mothers’ wombs 1973-2015.  In 2015, South Carolina’s bloodguilt was further documented.

On September 30, 2015, an Ad Hoc Committee of the SC House Legislative Oversight Committee met on State House grounds, and held its first hearing on the connections between certain SC State agencies such as HHS, which administers Medicaid, and Planned Parenthood and other “abortion” “providers” [sic] as they were called.  First let me say, “abortion” is child-murder, and child-murder is not “provided”, it is perpetrated.  Murder is not provided, it is committed.  Using such bureaucratic language, the HHS director under SC Governor Haley described to the SC Representatives on the Ad Hoc Committee the number of children which had been murdered using SC taxpayer Medicaid money.  His most often used bureaucratic term describing the “aborting” mothers, was “beneficiaries”.  In other words, the mothers were so-called “beneficiaries” [sic] of Medicaid money to pay for the murder of their own sons and daughters.  Although the initially reported number of children murdered was later decreased from 222 to 29, FY 2011-2015, even one murder is too many.

This hearing was reported in the press.  Undercover videos had been released beginning in July 2015 which were widely publicized, exposing certain Planned Parenthood officials outside SC trafficking in body parts of “aborted” babies. At SC Governor Haley’s request in August, DHEC inspected SC’s three “abortion” centers.  On September 11, DHEC suspended the licenses of both Columbia’s Planned Parenthood and Greenville’s “abortion” center for multiple violations, including disposing of bodies of “aborted” babies in a landfill, instead of incinerating or burying them.  The deadline for corrective plans and fine payments was September 28.  Each “abortion” center sufficiently responded to DHEC’s Order  regulating the murder of pre-birth children, such that neither child-murder center was shutdown on September 28 or later.

More evidence could be provided of SC’s bloodguilt, such as the nearly $300,000 Medicaid funding given to Planned Parenthood, largely for birth control, much of which is abortifacient, from FY2011-2015.  God hears the cry of the voice of the shed innocent blood of these murdered children.  In Genesis 4:10, KJV after Cain slew righteous Abel, God said, “What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.”  So the legislative hearing which further publicly exposed and documented our corporate bloodguilt as a State, occurred September 30, 2015.  That was a Wednesday.  The next day, Thursday, October 1, 2015, the rains began.  That evening Governor Haley declared a State of Emergency in SC, and over the five days of October 1 – October 5 came the flooding, deaths, and destruction of what we now know as the Great Flood of October 2015.  I believe God judged South Carolina.

The Planned Parenthood child-murder center is located just about one-half mile outside the border of Forest Acres, which with the breeching of multiple dams, was the location of some of the worst flooding and destruction in the State.

It was learned months later the number of “abortions” at Planned Parenthood went up by over 300 in 2015, causing the entire State to report an increase, even though the child-murder centers in Greenville and Charleston reported decreases.

Am I able to prove a spiritual connection between corporate bloodguilt and the 1,000-Year Flood which devastated this State, costing 19 lives, and billions of dollars in damage, some of which remains to this day?  No, I cannot prove it.  However I can tell you God is not mocked, that whatsoever a man, or City, or State, or Nation sows, that shall that man, or City, or State, or Nation also reap.  I can tell you the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the fear of the LORD is to hate evil.  And I can tell you, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”  Hebrews 10:31, KJV.

Corporate Bloodguilt calls for Repentance.  It is the primary reason for which we are gathered here today.

Source: Message: Corporate Bloodguilt and Repentance (Christian Life and Liberty.net)

‘Corporate Bloodguilt and Repentance’ (Audio Message)

‘GOD Has Shown US Great MERCY…What Will We Do with the OPPORTUNITY?’

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Subject:  Letter to the Editor / Opinion Editorial

From:  Steve Lefemine, November 12, 2016 / Edited, Revised November 14, 2016

‘GOD Has Shown US Great MERCY…What Will We Do with the OPPORTUNITY?’

The 2016 Presidential Election is over. The transition has begun.  The Trump Inauguration is January 20, 2017.

GOD Has Shown US Great MERCY.  “Mercy” is when we are not given what we would be rightly judged to receive.

For our national sin of 43+ years of government-protected-and-funded child-murder-by-“abortion” alone, a just and righteous Divine Judgment visited upon the nation corporately, as revealed in Scripture, is for the LORD to give this people “into the hand of the heathen”, such that “they that hated them ruled over them”, and such that “[t]heir enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.” (Psalm 106:37-42, KJV).

In a word, such a wicked, bloody people will be given over, by God Himself, to TYRANNY.  On the eve of Tuesday, November 8, we were looking into the face of an even greater level of tyranny than we are already under – make no mistake – we are already under Divine Judgment for the unrecompensed shedding of innocent blood of 59+ Million (reported) pre-birth children.  Many Christians rightly feared what further oppression might ensue if Jezebel was given the reins of presidential power in the White House.  Many Christians cried out to God for mercy, praying and fasting.  By 3 am or so early Wednesday morning, with the State of Pennsylvania decided, the news came: GOD Had Indeed Shown US Great MERCY.  Now the question is, especially for born-again Christians (Matthew 5:13-16; Matthew 28:18-20, KJV), What Will We Do with the Opportunity?  This Opportunity is also a Responsibility.  Will we truly Repent of our national sin of government-protected-and-funded child-murder-by-“abortion” – and the national corporate bloodguiltiness which is in our midst? (Nehemiah 1:4-11; Daniel 9:3-19; Numbers 35:1,33; Deuteronomy 21:7-9, KJV).

In addition to the US Presidency, Republicans also control the US House and the US Senate.  All three law-making components of the US Federal Government will be in Republican hands by January 20, 2017.  There is NO EXCUSE for the US Congress not to hold House and Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings to pass principled Personhood Bills (such as HR 426 in the current 114th Congress, or if necessary to overthrow US Supreme Court oath-breaking judicial activism and tyranny, HR 2761 – see www.Congress.gov) to establish Justice (as Preamble of the US Constitution purposes) for pre-birth human beings; recognizing the God-given, unalienable right to life of every human being as a person, at fertilization, in law, and without “exception”; because God says, “Thou shalt not kill (murder).” Exodus 20:13, KJV.  Senate Republicans will have 51 or 52 seats, although current Senate Rules require 60 votes to stop a filibuster.

Concurrently, States’ Personhood Bills such as South Carolina’s 2015-2016 Personhood Constitutional Amendment (S.719, H.4093 – see www.SCStateHouse.gov) and/or such as South Carolina’s 2013-2014 Personhood Act (S.457) must also continue to be pursued [ History of Personhood Legislation in South Carolina ( 1998 – 2016 ) ].

The Bible says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish: …” (Proverb 29:18, KJV).  We Christians need the spiritual and prophetic vision to call for the establishment of Justice, and the END of child-murder-by-“abortion”, now !

We Christians need the faith, vision, courage, obedience, knowledge, wisdom, and will; to go forth in Christ’s Name (Colossians 3:17, KJV), to do His Work (Proverb 24:10-12; Proverb 31:8,9; Psalm 82:3,4; Isaiah 1:16,17; Amos 5:15; Matthew 22:37-39; Luke 10:29-37; Matthew 25:31-46; James 1:27, KJV), in His Way (John 14:6; Psalm 89:14; Psalm 97:2; Proverb 8:13, KJV), according to His Word (Matthew 4:4; Proverb 14:34; Psalm 9:17; 2 Samuel 23:3; Romans 13:1-4; 1 Peter 2:14; Psalm 33:12, KJV), for His Glory (1 Corinthians 10:31; Isaiah 48:11; Isaiah 42:8, KJV) !!!

PASS PERSONHOOD NOW !!!

The Lord Jesus Christ is “the King of kings, and Lord of lords”, now !  ( 1 Timothy 6:15, KJV ),

Steve Lefemine, Christian pro-life missionary

dir., Columbia Christians for Life

exec. dir./ board member, Christians for Personhood

PO Box 12222

Columbia, South Carolina  29211

http://ChristianLifeandLiberty.net

http://ChristiansforPersonhood.com

www.RighttoLifeactofSC.net

www.LefemineForLife.net

[ Note: This letter is posted on the “Personhood Act” page of the http://ChristianLifeandLiberty.net website (# 134). ]

Mother Who Miscarried Shares Photo of 11-Week Son as Testament to Personhood of Unborn

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By Heather Clark – Christian News Network

 

Photo Credit: Tiffany Burns/Facebook

Photo Credit: Tiffany Burns/Facebook

 

MIDLOTHIAN, Texas — A mother from Texas who miscarried her unborn son at 11 weeks is sharing a photo of her child as a testament to the personhood and perfection of the unborn.

Tiffany Burns of Midlothian posted the photo of her child to social media on July 29, whom she held in the palm of her hand.

“This is my hand holding my sweet baby, Ezekiel,” she wrote. “I delivered him on January 20, 2016. His heart stopped at 11 weeks 2 days.”

Burns outlined that her child, even just a few weeks old, had physical features that clearly showed his humanity.

“He had a heartbeat. Such a sweet sound. He had life!” she said. “He was not a blob. He was not just a clump of cells. He was formed. Perfect. Look at the details. His sweet fingers. Toes.”

Burns called her son a “sweet little missionary” in that even in his death he can show other mothers the reality of life in the womb.

“I am blessed to be his mother. He lived to show others life!” she wrote. “Please feel free to share his LIFE with others.”

Read more here.

Link: http://christiannews.net/2016/08/03/mother-who-miscarried-shares-photo-of-11-week-son-as-testament-to-personhood-of-unborn/

Oklahoma Bill is NOT a Personhood Bill; S.B. 1552 Bans Most “Abortions”, but with Unbiblical “Exception”

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Christiansfor Personhood ( CP )
Columbia, South Carolina
May 20, 2016

Oklahoma Bill is
NOT a Personhood Bill; S.B. 1552 Bans Most “Abortions”, but with Unbiblical “Exception”

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Oklahoma Ban Most “Abortions”Bill S.B. 1552:

http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2015-16%20ENR/SB/SB1552%20ENR.PDF


Oklahoma’s S.B. 1552 is NOT a personhood bill.  It is a bill that bans most “abortions”, but unfortunately S.B. 1552 has a so-called life of the mother “exception”.

This 11-page bill does NOT acknowledge that human life begins at fertilization/conception.

This bill does not acknowledge the God-given, unalienable right to life and personhood of ALL unborn human beings.

Christians for Personhood opposes this bill.

God has said, “Thou shalt not kill ( murder ).”  Exodus 20:13, KJV – no exceptions to the command not to commit murder.

We do not have the right to commit murder.

Go to the Christians for Personhood website, click on “No Exceptions” for video and articles dealing with this subject

[ http://christiansforpersonhood.com/index.php/no-exceptions/ ]

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Oklahoma Bill S.B. 1552

An Act

ENROLLED SENATE
BILL NO. 1552
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2015-16%20ENR/SB/SB1552%20ENR.PDF

Passed the Senate the 19th day of May, 2016.
Passed the House of Representatives the 21st day of April, 2016.

[ Excerpts ]

SUBJECT: Physician licensure
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA:

SECTION 1. AMENDATORY 59 O.S. 2011, Section 509, is amended to read as follows:

ENR. S. B. NO. 1552 Page 2 Section 509. The words “unprofessional conduct” as used in Sections 481 through 514 of this title are hereby declared to include, but shall not be limited to, the following:

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20. Performance of an abortion as defined by Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, except that an abortion necessary [CP – sic]  to preserve the life of the mother shall not be grounds for denial or revocation of a medical license. No such condition may be determined to exist if it is based on a claim or diagnosis that the woman may engage in conduct
which she intends to result in her death; or

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SECTION 2. AMENDATORY 59 O.S. 2011, Section 637, is amended to read as follows:

Section 637. A. The State Board of Osteopathic Examiners may refuse to admit a person to an examination or may refuse to issue or reinstate or may suspend or revoke any license issued or reinstated by the Board upon proof that the applicant or holder of such a license:

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14. Has performed an abortion as defined by Section 1-730 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, except that an abortion necessary [CP – sic] to preserve the life of the mother shall not be grounds for denial or revocation of a medical license. No such condition may be determined to exist if it is based on a claim or diagnosis that the woman may engage in conduct which she intends to result in her death; and

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SECTION 3. AMENDATORY 63 O.S. 2011, Section 1-731, is amended to read as follows:

Section 1-731. A. No person shall perform or induce an abortion upon a pregnant woman unless that person is a physicianlicensed to practice medicine in the State of Oklahoma. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than one (1) year nor more than three (3) years in the State Penitentiary.

B. Any physician participating in the performance of an abortion shall be prohibited from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in this state. The State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision shall revoke the license of an allopathic physician performing an abortion in this state. The State Board of Osteopathic Examiners shall revoke the license of an osteopathic physician performing an abortion in this state. For the purposes of this section, “abortion” shall have the same meaning provided by Section 1-730 of this title, except that an abortion necessary [ CP – sic ] to preserve the life of the mother shall not be grounds for denial or revocation of a medical license. No such condition may be determined to exist if it is based on a claim or diagnosis that the woman may engage in conduct which she intends to result in her death.

C. No person shall perform or induce an abortion upon a pregnant woman subsequent to the end of the first trimester of her pregnancy, unless such abortion is performed or induced in a general hospital.

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SECTION 5. This act shall become effective November 1, 2016.

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New York Times

Oklahoma Passes Bill That Would Subject Abortion Doctors to Felony Charges
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/20/us/oklahoma-bill-abortion-doctors.html?_r=0
MAY 19, 2016

[ CP Note: comments, emphasis added; portion omitted ]

The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday passed a bill that would effectively ban abortions by subjecting doctors who perform them to felony charges and revoking their medical licenses ­ the first legislation of its kind.

In a year in which states have tried to outlaw abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy, to ban the main surgical method used in the second trimester and to shut down abortion clinics with onerous regulations, Oklahoma’s bill is the most far-reaching.

The measure, which passed the Republican-dominated Senate by a vote of 33 to 12, will be presented to Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, who will have five days to sign it, veto it or allow it to take effect without her signature.

If it becomes law, it is certain to face a quick challenge in state or federal court. And because the Supreme Court has consistently ruled that women have a right to obtain abortions until the fetus is viable outside the womb, legal experts say, it will soon be declared unconstitutional.

That has not deterred anti-abortion politicians in a state dominated by conservative Republicans. Some say they welcome the chance to make a strong statement and to engage the issues in court.

“Most people know I am for defending rights,” Senator Nathan Dahm, the author of the bill and a software developer from Broken Arrow, Okla., told The Oklahoman. “Those rights begin at conception.”

Mr. Dahm told reporters that he knew the measure would be challenged but expressed hope that the case would lead the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Ms. [ CP – sicMrs. ] Fallin, who has signed several anti-abortion bills that were later blocked by the courts, will not comment on the new bill “until she and her staff have had a chance to review it,” Michael McNutt, her communications director, said in an email.

[ Photo omitted ]
State Senator Nathan Dahm, the sponsor of the bill in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, expressed hope that it would lead the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Credit Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press

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The bill would strip doctors who perform abortions of their medical licenses unless the procedure was necessary [CP – sic] to save a woman’s life. The felony provision does not include that exception.

Currently, only two clinics in Oklahoma, one in Norman and one in Tulsa, provide abortions. A third, owned by Trust Women, a foundation based in Wichita, Kan., is under construction and is to open next month. Julie Burkhart, Trust Women’s chief executive, expressed dismay at the bill and urged Ms. [ CP – sicMrs. ] Fallin to veto it.

Oklahoma’s proposal to criminalize abortion may be the most stringent, but it is one of many new measures that continue in conservative states. This year, South Dakota joined 12 other states in banning abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy, with a similar bill in South Carolina awaiting the signature of Gov. Nikki R. Haley.

Alabama, Mississippi and West Virginia have passed laws to ban the use of the second-trimester surgical technique even though courts in Oklahoma and elsewhere have previously overturned such laws.

Texas regulations that could force a majority of the state’s abortion clinics to close are the subject of a major Supreme Court case. The rules require that doctors have admitting privileges at local hospitals and that abortion clinics meet the stringent building and staffing standards of ambulatory surgery centers. The decision, expected in June, could have major effects on access to abortion in several other states.

But the Supreme Court, while it is debating how far states may go in regulating abortion, has given no sign that it will overturn the basic right of women to obtain the procedure, which is at stake in the new Oklahoma bill.

A version of this article appears in print on May 20, 2016, on page A10 of the New York edition with the headline:

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