State House OKs bill to suspend doctor licenses over abortion

The Associated Press - February 8, 2020 9:43 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has approved a bill that would suspend the medical license of any doctors who perform abortions.

The House voted 71-21 on Thursday, almost entirely along party lines. If signed by the governor, the bill would likely face a court challenge, where abortion rights groups have successfully overturned several Oklahoma abortion restrictions. The bill was the first scheduled for a hearing in the House this session and prompted hours of debate. The measure now goes to the Senate.

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has indicated that he would sign any anti-abortion bill sent to him by the Legislature.

 

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