Oklahoma passes bill making performing abortions a felony

Oklahoma passes bill making performing abortions a felony

By Nick Gass –

The Oklahoma Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would make it a felony to perform an abortion in the state, and if signed by Gov. Mary Fallin (R) would put it at odds with federal law.

Senate Bill 1552, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Nathan Dahm, passed with a 33-12 vote and no debate. The latest version of the bill cleared the House in late April, and it would automatically become law within five days if Fallin does not sign or does not veto.

“No person shall perform or induce an abortion upon a pregnant woman,” the bill’s language reads, striking through the clause “unless that person is a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of Oklahoma. ”
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