This past week Oklahoma’s representatives approved a new bill that would revoke the license of any doctor who performs an abortion in their state. Senate bill 1552 had previously passed the Senate and has now finally been approved by the House, meaning all that is left is for Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK) to sign it into law.
A short summary of the law says:
The bill stipulates that the performance of an abortion by a physician will constitute
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unprofessional conduct and prohibits the physician from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine. The State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision and the State Board of Osteopathic Examiners must revoke the license of physicians performing an abortion. It modifies the definition of abortion to include an exception to preserve the life or health of the mother. Lastly, it stipulates that if the bill is challenged in court, the Attorney General’s office must determine the amount of state or local funds that will be expended to defend the challenge.
The Republican who authored the bill, state Senator Nathan Dahm argues that this speaks to the most basic job of a legislator, “This is our proper function, to protect life.”
Of course the possibility that this bill could become law has sent the liberal death cultists into an apoplectic fit.
And the folks at the Center for Reproductive Rights (or better the Center for Murdering Babies) says “The Bill contains no exceptions for the woman’s life or health and would strip physicians who provide abortion care of their medical licenses.” But they’re lying, as the bill summary does state, “It modifies the definition of abortion to include an exception to preserve the life or health of the mother.”
I, for one, am proud of the stand Oklahoma’s legislators have taken. Here’s hoping that the Governor signs this bill into law and that more states will follow suit in defending our most innocent against the attacks of our most barbaric.
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