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(Worthy News) - The Oklahoma state legislature on Thursday passed a bill that would criminalize performing abortions.
The legislation, first reported by the Associated Press, would hit those who perform abortions with a felony charge punishable by as many as three years in jail. The bill, Senate Bill 1552, was authored by Republican Sen. Nathan Dahm and passed the state Senate by a vote of 33-12 on Thursday. An earlier version of the legislation passed the state House last month.
The legislation would also prevent physicians who perform abortion from receiving or renewing licenses to practice medicine in the state and would require the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision and the State Board of Osteopathic Examiners to revoke licenses of doctors who perform abortions.
The bill provides an exception for physicians who perform an abortion to save a mother’s life. [ ... Read More (Source) ]