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Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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For Immediate Release: April 15, 2009

Sen. Todd Lamb
Sen. Todd Lamb

SENATE PASSES PRO-LIFE REFORM

The Oklahoma State Senate approved pro-life legislation by Majority Floor Leader Todd Lamb on Wednesday.

House Bill 1595 prohibits a person from performing an abortion solely because of the sex of the child and creates the Statistical Reporting of Abortions Act, which requires physicians who perform abortions to report certain information to the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH).

“This legislation is essential in protecting the sanctity of life,” said Senator Lamb. “Too often the life of the unborn is taken for granted and I applaud my colleagues for their bi-partisan support of a pro-life measure, despite attempts on the floor to sabotage this issue important to families across our state.”

Tony Lauinger, State Chairman of “Oklahomans For Life,” said, “Advocates of abortion often describe it as being ‘safe, legal, and rare.’ This bill will measure the accuracy of that claim.”

“Complications of abortion, in particular, are very seldom reported, and the magnitude of abortions’ toll on women’s health and well-being is not truly known,” Lauinger added.

The measure will now go back to the House for final passage before heading to the Governor’s desk.

For more information contact:
Sen. Lamb's Office: 405-521-5632

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