Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt suspended elective surgeries on Tuesday in an executive order.
On Friday, Stitt's office issued a clarification that classifies abortion services as elective if they are not deemed a medical emergency.
Abortions will only be deemed a medical emergency if they pose serious health risks to the mother, the statement from the governor's office said.
“We must ensure that our health care professionals, first responders and medical facilities have all of the resources they need to combat Covid-19,” Stitt said in the statement. “I am committed to doing whatever necessary to protect those who are on the front lines fighting against this virus.”