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Wed May 12, 2010

Abortion Bill

Oklahoma City,OK – Okla. Senate sends abortion reporting bill to gov

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to complete a lengthy questionnaire that includes questions about their race, relationships and reasons for getting an abortion.

The Senate on Tuesday passed the bill 32-11. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Brad Henry, who already has vetoed two abortion bills this session. Both vetoes were overridden by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

The Statistical Abortion Report Act requires the survey that asks, among other things, about a woman's race, education and pregnancy history. It also requires doctors to report on the methods used and any complications that develop.

The Health Department would compile the information into a statistical report and post it on its website.