Lawmakers in Oklahoma have passed a bill that would revoke the medical licenses of abortionists in the state.
As previously reported, Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, introduced S.B. 1152 earlier this year, adding a provision to a section that regulates the way physicians are licensed in the state.
“Any physician participating in the performance of an abortion shall be prohibited from obtaining or renewing a license to practice medicine in this state,” it reads. “No person shall perform or induce an abortion upon a pregnant woman. Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than three years in the state penitentiary.”
The legislation passed the House on Thursday 59-9, just over a month after it was approved in the Senate 40-7.
“This is a core function of government,” Dahm had said during the hearings. “This is our proper function, to protect life.”
“If we take care of morality, God will take care of the economy,” supporter David Brumbaugh, R-Broken Arrow, also remarked.
But abortion advocacy groups have decried the move as a “new low.” Full Report