Oklahoma Passes Bill Making Abortion a Felony

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- The debate over abortion rights has been reborn in the Sooner State. On Thursday, Oklahoma lawmakers approved a bill that would make it a felony to perform an abortion.

The proposed law would also revoke the medical license of any physician who assists with an abortion.

According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, the bill is the first of its kind. But there are some, like Oklahoma Senator Ervin Yen, who think that this is much ado about nothing.

“I'm sure it will be declared unconstitutional at some point in time," Yen said. "And in my opinion, it's silly to waste our time on bills like this that are'`t going to go anywhere.”

Just last year, Texas had its own controversy concerning abortion legislation when more restrictive laws went into effect in December.

We caught up with Governor Greg Abbott at his book signing and he made it clear that he believes there's more to be done with abortion legislation in the Lone Star State.

"We are in the midst of considering more pro-life laws next session," Governor Abbott. "One thing I have come out and said is that I want to criminalize the transfer of any fetal tissue in Texas."

So like it or not the battle for abortion rights in Oklahoma and Texas appears to be far from over.

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