Thursday, February 16, 2012

Oklahoma Senate Approves Embryonic "Personhood" Measure by Wide Margin

Oklahoma flagChicago Tribune/Reuters: Anti-abortion 'personhood' bill clears Oklahoma senate, by Steve Olafson:

Oklahoma lawmakers edged closer toward trying to outlaw abortion on Wednesday by approving "personhood" legislation that gives individual rights to an embryo from the moment of conception.

The Republican-controlled state Senate voted 34-8 to pass the "Personhood Act" which defines the word person under state law to include unborn children from the moment of conception. . . .

The bill text is available here.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/2012/02/oklahoma-senate-approves-embryonic-personhood-measure-by-wide-margin.html

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