A perceived anti-abortion tilt of the U.S. Supreme Court has inspired state lawmakers to move to outlaw abortion entirely if Roe V. Wade ever falls. But the rush to regulate has exposed divisions among lawmakers who consider themselves staunch abortion opponents.
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Oklahoma may soon see more money to help fight the AIDS epidemic.
Medical marijuana businesses say patient drives are key to access, but state lawmakers want to end it
To get a medical marijuana license in Oklahoma, patients need a recommendation from their doctor — paperwork attesting that, in their medical opinion, a patient would benefit from the drug. But what happens when there’s not a doctor in the area willing to sign off?
With a huge freshman class and a promise for less gridlock, Oklahoma lawmakers filed more than 2,800 bills this legislative session. With a third of the session now over, the StateImpact team has an update on some bills we’re following.
Experts say HIV prevention strategies that work in progressive cities like Seattle won’t necessarily work in rural Oklahoma.
Oklahoma has the third highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation and studies have shown that comprehensive sex education can help. Two bills filed in the state legislature could widen the optional curriculum without changing sex education.
Oklahoma may be the first non-expansion state to get federal approval for Medicaid work requirements.