Oklahoma governor to sign 2 abortion bills

Republican Gov. Mary Fallin plans to sign two bills intended to further restrict abortion in Oklahoma.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: April 20, 2011
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Republican Gov. Mary Fallin plans to sign two bills intended to further restrict abortion in Oklahoma.

Fallin has scheduled a public bill signing on Wednesday to sign a bill under which doctors could face felony charges for performing abortions after a woman reaches 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill is called the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” and is based on the premise that a fetus can experience pain after 20 weeks. It includes an exemption for abortions performed when the life of the mother is at risk or if there is a risk of physical impairment of a “major bodily function.”

The second bill would prohibit health insurance plans in Oklahoma offered under the new federal health care law from offering coverage for elective abortions.


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