Oklahoma Legislatures Plan to Suspend Licenses of Abortion Doctors

May 20, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY — Yesterday the Oklahoma Senate passed a bill 33-12 that would allow for the revocation of medical licenses for doctors who perform abortions on demand. The measure has an exception to save the life of the mother. SB 1552, which previously passed in the House 59-9, now heads to Governor Mary Fallin for consideration.

SB 1552 was authored by Sen. Nathan Dahm. Yet this legislation was initiated by a local pastor, Paul Blair, with the support and guidance of Liberty Counsel.

“Life begins at conception. Preborn children are in fact children, not merely fetuses, and their lives should be protected from the moment of conception,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “This bill is a very positive step toward affirming the value of human life by taking away ability to murder children. Liberty Counsel stands ready to defend this legislature if it is challenged,” said Staver.

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