Oklahoma House Approves Restrictive Abortion Measure

This week the Oklahoma House passed a bill, which would prohibit a state employee from providing or assisting with an abortion being provided in a public facility if it was not necessary to save the life of the woman. This bill received strong opposition from the state’s two leading medical associations: the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, because their members felt “the legislation impedes on the physician’s ability to practice medicine.

The Tulsa World ran an editorial, which states that the bill is aimed at preventing poor women from having abortions, even if their health is threatened by their pregnancies.

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