Okla. House OKs abortion reporting bill
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to complete a lengthy questionnaire that includes questions about their race and relationships.
With little discussion and no debate, the House voted 88-8 Monday for the Statistical Reporting on Abortion Act. It now heads to the Senate.
The bill requires women to fill out a lengthy survey that asks, among other things, about their race, education and reason for seeking an abortion. The Health Department ultimately would compile the information into a statistical report and post it on its website.
Abortion-rights groups say the questionnaire is an intrusion into a woman's privacy, but supporters say the information will help guide policy makers to prevent abortions.
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