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“What we see is a Legislature that has time and again said that they want to score political points off of a very difficult and emotionally charged issue,” said Ryan Kiesel, a former state lawmaker and now the director of the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. “And they’re willing to do so at the expense of women’s health and at the expense of taxpayers, who are on the hook to fund the defense of these pieces of legislation.”