|Updated: 4/02/2013 10:02 am
||Published: 4/02/2013 7:31 am
Okla. Senate committee approves 3 anti-abortion bills targeting parental notice, questionnaire
A state Senate committee has advanced three abortion-related bills, including two that would make it more difficult for girls to receive an abortion without notifying their parents.
The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services approved all three bills Monday on a 6-2 party-line vote with Democrats in opposition. All now head to the full Senate.
The panel voted for two bills to restrict the use of "judicial bypass," a procedure that allows those younger than 18 to seek a judge's permission to get an abortion without parental consent.
A third bill adds more than two dozen questions that abortion providers must answer as part of a questionnaire on the procedure gathered by state health officials.
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