March 11, 2024

Legislation Alert: Oklahoma Introduces HB 3013, Restricting and Punishing Chemical Abortion Pill Sales


Oklahoma will soon join other states that are moving against the trafficking and sale of Chemical Abortion pills in the State, if HB 3013, introduced by State Reps. Denise Crosswhite Hader, Jim Olsen, and John Talley, is signed into law. Like other pieces of legislation designed to restrict the sale and distribution of Chemical Abortion pills, HB 3013 will criminalize mailing abortion pills. 

Here’s what you need to know about HB 3013, which Students for Life Action (SFLAction) strongly supports and worked with legislators to introduce. To take action in support of this bill, click here. 


What’s at Stake: 

Chemical Abortion Pills make up more than half of intentional abortions, according to the most recent data from the abortion industry’s own sources. The pills are also responsible for causing four times the complications as surgical abortion, with a risk of death that is ten times higher, according to a National Institute of Health Study.   

Despite this fact, Chemical Abortion Pills are often mailed in from states where abortion is still legal, circumventing a state’s strong pro-life laws.  The Biden Administration abused their control of the FDA during the COVID crisis, setting up No Test, Online Distribution of Chemical Abortion Pills that exposes women to injury, infertility, death, and abusers, as well as creating potential environmental harms.  

The Biden Administration’s tactic ensures that all the risks of abortion complication fall upon the young women. Meanwhile, abortion pill pushers can sell a few pills and walk away from what happens next.    


What The Legislation Does: 

The text of  HB 3013 states: “An Act relating to abortion-inducing drugs; defining terms; prohibiting trafficking of certain drugs; providing for felony; providing exceptions; providing for codification; and providing an effective date.” 

In short, the legislation would:  

  • Criminalize the trafficking of Chemical Abortion drugs with the intent to cause an unlawful abortion.  
  • Charge those knowingly deliver or possess such drugs with the intent to deliver them to someone seeking an unlawful abortion with a felony. Upon conviction, the punishment could include a fine up to $100,000 or imprisonment for up to ten years, or both.  

What We Have Said About the Issue: 

SFLAction has also been actively campaigning for restrictions on Chemical Abortion Pills in many states and at the federal level, including:   

Some of our other initiatives include: 

  • Launched and education campaign to show people dangers of Chemical Abortion Pills, called THIS IS CHEMICAL ABORTION.   
  • Penned an op-ed in Newsweek along with two state legislators, titled Stop Dumping Medical Waste, detailing some legislative solutions underway.   
  • Wrote another op-ed in The National Review illustrating the risks from Chemical Abortion Pills, including injury, infertility, and even death to women as well as to the preborn.     
  • Launched a campaign entitled “What’s in The Water”, which aims to conduct an Environmental Assessment of the impact of Chemical Abortion Pills along with tainted blood, tissue, and human remains in America’s wastewater system.   
  • Submitted Citizen Petitions to the FDA calling for:      
  • Adding Red Bag Medical Waste requirements to reduce the pollution from Chemical Abortion Pills;   
  • Restoring high health and safety standards (known as REMS – Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) to protect women’s lives;   
  • Completing studies and ensuring protections for endangered species; and now,   
  • Requiring Protections for Water, especially recreational water, in compliance with the Clean Water Act.   
  • Conducted polling on the issue which found: “Almost 7 in 10 Millennials and Gen Z are more likely to support a candidate who supports laws that require in-person medical care and testing before and after the sale of dangerous Chemical Abortion Pills”  


Stay tuned to this blog for future updates, as we track the progress of this legislation.   


To learn more about other legislation moving through Congress that SFLAction supports, CLICK HERE.