February 14, 2013 — The Oklahoma House Public Safety Committee on Tuesday passed a measure (HB 2015) that would add more than two dozen questions to an already lengthy questionnaire abortion providers must complete under a 2010 state law, the AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The measure -- sponsored by Rep. Sean Roberts (R) -- would
Roberts said the bill is intended to update physician reporting requirements in accordance with changes in abortion laws since 2010.
State Rep. Doug Cox (R) -- an emergency room physician -- said the new questions are unnecessary. He suggested the changes are simply an attempt to overburden and intimidate abortion providers (Murphy, AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2/12).
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