EDITOR'S NOTE: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed S.B. 1552 on Friday (May 20), according to media reports.
OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Oklahoma state legislators have passed a law that could revoke the medical license of any doctor who aborts a "viable" baby for any reason other than to "preserve the life of the mother."
S.B. 1552 also would extend an existing statute that classifies performing an abortion under certain conditions as a felony. If the bill is signed by Gov. Mary Fallin, any abortion performed on a baby deemed viable would carry a prison term of one to three years unless the abortion is to save the physical life of the mother, said state Sen. Dan Newberry, a Republican who coauthored the bill. Read More