Several Anti-Abortion Measures Advance In The Oklahoma Legislature

Wednesday, March 7th 2007, 5:49 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The House Judiciary and Public Safety Committee approved five anti-abortion bills.

The measures drew little opposition Tuesday among the 19 committee members present.

Among other things, the bills would:

--Restrict the performance of abortions in state medical facilities and by state employees;

--Change the language of a medical emergency to prevent abuse of state law on informed consent;

--Prohibit coverage for non-lifesaving abortions under health insurance policies unless an extra premium is paid;

--And change the definition of abortion to include a method in which a drug is injected into the heart of a fetus to cause death.

The bills now go to the state House floor for consideration.