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.
This segment aired on April 9, 2015.