Oklahoma House approves changes to abortion reporting

Abortion providers in Oklahoma would be required to answer dozens of new questions on a state questionnaire under a bill given final approval in the House despite concerns the bill paves the way for costly litigation against the state.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: May 9, 2013
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Abortion providers in Oklahoma would be required to answer dozens of new questions on a state questionnaire under a bill given final approval in the House despite concerns the bill paves the way for costly litigation against the state.

The bill adds several questions to the Individual Abortion Form that abortion providers in Oklahoma are required to fill out and submit to the Department of Health. Providers already are required to ask a woman dozens of questions about her age, race, marital status, previous pregnancies, and relationship problems.

The bill would add questions about whether an ultrasound was conducted and where the abortion provider had hospital privileges.

Oklahoma City Democratic Rep. Kay Floyd raised concern about a section that allows an individual taxpayer to sue a provider.



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