Oklahoma House OKs bill to suspend abortion doctor licenses

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma House has approved a bill that would suspend the medical license of any doctors who perform abortions.

The House voted 71-21 on Thursday, almost entirely along party lines.

If signed by the governor, the bill would likely face a court challenge, where abortion rights groups have successfully overturned several Oklahoma abortion restrictions.

The bill was the first scheduled for a hearing in the House this session and prompted hours of debate. The measure now goes to the Senate.

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has indicated he would sign any anti-abortion bill sent to him by the Legislature.