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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘HB 2561’

2012 on track with “seismic” 2011 for laws restricting access to abortion, says center report (access required)

Seventeen states have passed almost 50 laws limiting women’s access to abortion thus far this year, compared with more than 60 such laws enacted by 24 states in all of 2011, which is described in a report from the Center for Reproductive Rights as “seismic” for the scope of new laws.

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Governor signs abortion litigation, pseudoephedrine-restriction measures (access required)

Among more than two-dozen bills signed Tuesday by Gov. Mary Fallin were new laws authorizing legal actions in some abortion-related situations and restricting sales of pseudoephedrine, a drug found in cold and allergy remedies that is a key ingredient in methamphetamine production.

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Capitol week in review … (April 30-May 4) (access required)

We may have our first interim study subject lined up for this year—workers’ compensation reform. Sound familiar? House Speaker Kris Steele thinks it’s ripe for another go ‘round. Well, maybe not another massive redrafting of Title 85 (that’s where workers’ comp lives, in the law books). This one would center on whether Oklahoma should join Texas, the only state that …

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Anti-abortion measures pass Senate; RU-486 restriction bill on way to Fallin’s desk (access required)

House bills authorizing civil actions if certain abortion requirements are not met and placing restrictions on the use of RU-486 passed the Senate Tuesday—the latter measure now on its way to the desk of Gov. Mary Fallin.

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Senate Judiciary Committee passes bill authorizing lawsuits for violation of abortion laws (access required)

By 6-3, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure Tuesday that would allow women to file civil actions against abortion providers who negligently violate one of several Oklahoma laws regarding abortion, including informed-consent mandates.

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Detractors criticize advancement of abortion bill, say it cut off discussion, amendments (access required)

A measure that would authorize lawsuits against abortion providers in violation of state laws that require informed consent, parental consent for minors, a pre-procedure ultrasound, and outline certain acts as unlawful ran into criticism Thursday from House members who argued that its advancement cut off questions and their ability to amend it. HB 2561 by Rep. Paul Wesselhoft, R-Moore, would …

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