OK House passes bill to revoke licenses of doctors who perform abortions

On Thursday, Feb. 6, members of the Oklahoma State House of Representatives approved House Bill 1182, a bill that would direct the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision to revoke the license of a medical doctor who performs an abortion in Oklahoma, for a period of one year.

Seventy-one members of the House voted to approve the measure, which was authored by State Rep. Jim Olsen and numerous other co-sponsors. Twenty-one voted against the bill.

Rep. Olsen said, “In supporting this, we (are) thinking about the value of the life of the mother and equally the life of the baby.”

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