Local & Regional
Mon April 5, 2010
Abortion Bills Signed
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – Henry signs 3 anti-abortion bills
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has signed into law 29 bills that include three anti-abortion measures and a bill to revamp the Commissioners of the Land Office after an embezzlement scandal.
The bills were filed Monday with the Secretary of State's Office.
The abortion bills include a ban on abortions based on the gender of the child and tighter restrictions on the use of the RU-486 abortion pill. Another abortion bill prohibits employers from discriminating against health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions.
Henry also signed a bill to overhaul the state's Land Office, which manages public school lands to benefit schools.
The changes were made following the indictment of a former auditor at the agency on charges of embezzling more than $1.1 million.
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