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New law could force closure of two of Oklahoma's three abortion providers

By SHANNON MUCHMORE - Tulsa World Modified: May 30, 2014 at 9:14 am •  Published: May 30, 2014

Two of Oklahoma’s three abortion providers could be forced to close if a law Gov. Mary Fallin signed Wednesday is implemented, according to the pro-choice group Planned Parenthood.

The law, House Bill 1848, requires that a physician, with admitting privileges at a general medical facility within 30 miles, be at the abortion facility during every abortion.

Reproductive Services in Tulsa is the only abortion provider in the state that currently meets that requirement. The law becomes effective Nov. 1 but could be challenged in court, as many of the state’s other abortion laws have.

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