Oklahoma Senate votes to ban abortions after 6 weeks

 

March 13, 2020



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate approved legislation Thursday to essentially prohibit abortions in Oklahoma after six weeks of pregnancy.

The Senate voted 36-8 for the bill, which now heads to the House for consideration.

The bill by Republican Sen. Paul Scott of Duncan would prohibit doctors from performing an abortion, beginning at six weeks of pregnancy, if a fetal heartbeat or brain waves are detected.

"Doctors take an oath to protect life, so this will also hold them accountable for that oath by taking away the licenses of any who violate this law," Scott said in a statement...



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