Oklahoma advances measure to revoke licenses of doctors that perform abortions
Oklahoma is just a signature away from revoking the licenses of most doctors who perform abortions.
Under a bill passed by the legislature last week, doctors who perform abortions - defined in the measure as “unprofessional conduct” - would be barred from obtaining or renewing their medical licenses. The bill would not apply to abortions performed to save a mother’s life, although the bill lacks similar exceptions for abortions performed in cases of rape or incest.
“This is our proper function, to protect life,” the bill’s sponsor, Republican State Sen. Nathan Dahm said last month.
The bill passed the state Senate early last month and the state House on Thursday. Both chambers are controlled by the GOP. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has not yet said whether she will sign the bill, Reuters reports.