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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks at the National Press Club January 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Gov.(Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks at the National Press Club January 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Gov.(Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The Oklahoma legislature is set to follow Kansas in an effort to restrict abortion, after lawmakers there passed a bill banning the most common method used by women in the second trimester.

NPR's Jennifer Ludden tells Here & Now's Robin Young that the method, called "dilation and evacuation" has been dubbed "dismemberment abortion" by opponents of the practice.

Ludden talks about why right-to-life activists are pushing these kinds of bans, and whether legal action could prevent the law from taking effect. She also and gives a brief history of other abortion restrictions passed in recent years.

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This segment aired on April 9, 2015.

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