Oklahoma House passes bill to prohibit certain abortions unless mother at serious health risk

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would prohibit abortions in which doctors use clamps, forceps or similar instruments to dismember a fetus in the womb.

House members voted 84-2 on Thursday. The bill, being pushed in several states by a national anti-abortion group, now goes to the Senate.

Republican Rep. Pam Peterson of Tulsa sponsored the bill that would outlaw procedures in which doctors use medical devices to dismember a fetus in the womb to complete an abortion.

The bill would permit exceptions only in cases where the procedure, known as dilation and evacuation, would prevent a serious health risk to the mother. Doctors in violation would face up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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