House panel advances two anti-abortion measures
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
2/13/13 at 8:56 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - A legislative committee approved measures Tuesday to make it harder for women to receive an abortion without notifying a parent and to expand the state's abortion reporting law.
Rep. Doug Cox, a member of the House Public Health Committee, warned those supporting the measure and other anti-abortion proposals to back off of pushing for more restrictions or they will drive abortions underground.
"We keep passing stuff like this, they'll be done in back alleys with coat hangers, people," said Cox, R-Grove, an emergency room physician.
Committee members voted 7-3 to approve House Bill 1588, which would eliminate a provision in state law that allows women to obtain a judge's approval to get an abortion.
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Rep. Doug Cox: "We keep passing stuff like this," and abortions will "be done in back alleys with coat hangers, people."