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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lawmaker proposes bill in Oklahoma requiring a father's consent for abortion

From The Washington Post:

A bill advancing in Oklahoma would require a woman to get the written consent of the fetus’s father before obtaining an abortion.

The bill, which passed out of a House committee Tuesday, would also require a woman “to provide, in writing, the identity of the father of the fetus to the physician who is to perform or induce the abortion,” according to the bill’s language. “If the person identified as the father of the fetus challenges the fact that he is the father, such individual may demand that a paternity test be performed.”

The bill’s author, Rep. Justin Humphrey (R), could not be reached for comment Tuesday. But in an interview with The Intercept earlier this month, Humphrey said that men should be able to have a say over the fate of a fetus, and suggested that a woman has greater responsibility in a relationship for preventing pregnancy because she would be the “host.”

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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2017/02/lawmaker-proposes-bill-in-oklahoma-requiring-a-fathers-consent-for-abortion.html

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Comments

I think government or the court should make an easy law on abortion so that the couple who adopt can easily take the child home. I want to appreciate you for sharing and helping me out as being a law student this kind of articles increases my knowledge :)

Posted by: Ethan Garofalo | Mar 3, 2017 4:43:37 AM

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