Sunday, May 31, 2009

Oklahoma Bans Gender-Selective Abortions

"Aborting a baby because she's a girl or he's a boy is offensive on so many levels, it's hard to imagine anyone trying to justify the practice."

(Oklahoma City)—Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry on Thursday signed into law a ban on aborting children based on their gender, making Oklahoma the third state to ban gender-selective abortions.

In addition to "prohibiting the performance of an abortion solely on account of the gender of the unborn child," House Bill 1595 also requires abortionists to provide the Oklahoma State Department of Health with detailed information on each abortion performed.


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