HB 1441 would require a woman seeking an abortion to obtain written permission from her sexual partner.
Oklahoma lawmakers on Tuesday will discuss a bill that, if passed, will require all women seeking an abortion to get written permission from the father of the fetus.
According to Oklahoma House Bill 1441, a woman must provide the name of her sexual partner to the physician performing the abortion prior to the procedure. The bill reads, "if the person identified as the father of the fetus challenges the fact that he is the father, such individual may demand that a paternity test be performed." The only circumstances in which these requirements would be waived is if the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest, the mother's life is put at risk, or the father of the fetus is dead.