Politics Oklahoma Bans Abortion By Making It A Felony For Doctors To Perform One

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  1. BethSucks

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    Oklahoma passes bill effectively banning abortion
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    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

    The bill, which abortion rights group Center for Reproductive Rights says is the first of its kind in the nation, also would restrict any physician who performs an abortion from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in Oklahoma.


    It passed 33-12 Thursday with no discussion or debate; a handful of Republicans joined with Democrats in voting against the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Nathan Dahm. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, an anti-abortion Republican will withhold comment until her staff has time to review it, Fallin spokesman Michael McNutt said.

    Dahm made it clear that he hopes his bill could lead to overturning Roe v. Wade.

    "Since I believe life begins at conception, it should be protected, and I believe it's a core function of state government to defend that life from the beginning of conception," said Dahm, R-Broken Arrow.

    But abortion rights supporters - and the state's medical association - have said the bill is unconstitutional. Sen. Ervin Yen, an Oklahoma City Republican and the only physician in the Senate, described the measure as "insane" and voted against it.

    "Oklahoma politicians have made it their mission year after year to restrict women's access vital health care services, yet this total ban on abortion is a new low," Amanda Allen, an attorney for the New-York based center said in a statement. "The Center for Reproductive Rights is closely watching this bill and we strongly urge Governor Fallin to reject this cruel and unconstitutional ban."

    Thursday's vote in the Senate comes as the Oklahoma Legislature nears a May 27 deadline for adjournment and is still grappling with a $1.3 billion budget hole that could lead to deep cuts to public schools, health care and the state's overcrowded prison system.


    "Republicans don't have an answer for their failed education policies, failing health care policies and failing fiscal policies, so what do you do in that situation?" said Senate Democratic leader Sen. John Sparks. "You come up with an emotional distraction. That's what this bill is."

    Nearly every year, Oklahoma lawmakers have passed bills imposing new restrictions on abortions, but many of those laws have never taken effect. In all, eight of the state's separate anti-abortion measures have been challenged in court as unconstitutional in the last five years.

    In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case over an overturned Oklahoma law that would have required women to view of an ultrasound of her fetus before an abortion is performed. That same year, the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down a law that would have effectively banned all drug-induced abortions in the state.

    In 2014, the state Legislature approved a law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, but a challenge is pending before the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

    Also Thursday, the Oklahoma House approved a bill that requires the state Department of Health to develop informational material "for the purpose of achieving an abortion-free society," but lawmakers didn't approve any funding for it. The measure, which now goes to the Senate, requires the health department to produce information about alternatives to abortion and the developmental stages of a fetus, but the bill's sponsor says it cannot be implemented without any funding.
     
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    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    The have a 1.3 billion budget hole and can't fund their schools but they want to have a bunch more unwanted kids.

    :facepalm:
     
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    Dayum
     
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    Allow me to add the first stupid cop out response from the pro abortion ass wipes, "Well are some of those politicians who sponsor this bill going to adopt those children?!"... Yeah, because if they can't be adopted, the next logical choice is to kill them... :facepalm:
     
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    It will be much better when women get there abortions in back alleys by someone with a coat hanger and Dr's coat
     
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    I fail to understand whats going on in states like these in the middle of the country.

    They're so worried about ISIS and the Taliban, but they're no better.
     
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    They should make it a felony to have sex...
     
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    Well, great then! I'm sure they're going to pass a bill tomorrow that would significantly raise taxes to support all of these unwanted children so they won't be born in toilets or left in dumpsters. Shit like this is the reason why I hate both political parties with a white hot passion!
     
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    Exactly.

    We should bring them into the world for our Slave Labor. :yes:
     
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    There would be much less of an issue if consenting adults would take steps to avoid a pregnancy in the first place.
     
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    It's because they see the similarities that they're worried. Different religion, same selling points.
     
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    I hate when local governments try to do end runs around the law. The law the way it is now is the most reasonable compromise, women can get an abortion for a few months but it stops short of partial birth which is barbaric.

    Btw, I'm sure you folks were equally outraged when SF did an end run around the 2nd amendment, or is it only when laws are circumvented that you agree with?
     
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    How about our country itself? The White House is going to investigate Russian athletes for doping! Wow, that's really in the interest of America!!!
     
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    :haha:
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    What did SF do to disrupt the 2nd amendment? :giggle:
     
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    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

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    The White House isn't going to investigate shit.

    Where do you get this from? Seriously? Why would you think the WH would involve themselves in such trivial matters?
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot, it's impossible for you to be serious for two seconds, sorry about that....
     
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    Are you "lol-ing" because you dont think people are capable of taking individual responsibility for their own actions?
     
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    Gee, I dunno, maybe these retards could just get birth control pills or have their partner wear a rubber. Nah, it's easier to just kill the kid. I'd rather they abort the irresponsible parents instead.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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