Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Bill To Jail Abortion Doctors
Doctors who perform the procedure could be punished with up to three years of prison time and a revoked license.By Katie Link | May 19, 2016
Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation that would effectively end abortion in the state.
Senate Bill 1552 passed the state’s Senate with a 33-12 vote. Last month, members in the state’s House of Representatives approved it with a vote of 59-9.
The bill makes it a felony for doctors to perform abortions. Physicians who perform the procedure could face one to three years in prison and have their medical licenses revoked. The only exception to providing an abortion would be if a mother’s life is at stake.