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Some GOP lawmakers push against Oklahoma anti-abortion bills

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Posted at 5:58 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 18:59:05-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A bill being considered in the Oklahoma Legislature would prohibit abortions being sought because the fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome or a genetic abnormality.

An abortion rights group says Oklahoma would be only the third state to approve such a measure.

A Norman woman who recently terminated her pregnancy after learning her baby had an untreatable birth defect and wouldn't survive called the bill deeply troubling.

Oklahoma has a reputation for some of the most far-reaching anti-abortion laws in the country, and the bill sailed easily through the Republican-controlled state House last month. But some GOP lawmakers acknowledge they are growing weary of efforts by some of their Republican colleagues to continue pushing strict anti-abortion bills.

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