Thursday, February 26, 2009

It Is Now Safer To Be An Unborn Baby Girl In Oklahoma

Finally some common sense abortion restrictions are passing like the one in Oklahoma.

"The Oklahoma House has voted to prohibit physicians from performing abortions solely on account of the gender of a woman's fetus.

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The House passed the bill 93-4 Wednesday and sent it to the Senate for consideration.

The measure's author, Rep. Dan Sullivan of Tulsa, says that in many countries aborting babies because of their sex is a common practice. Sullivan says he has no evidence the practice has occurred in Oklahoma but that legislation will make sure it never does.

Opponents argued that the measure creates another barrier to a woman's right to get an abortion, affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

The bill also requires physicians who perform abortions to report certain information to the Oklahoma State Department of Health."