Oklahoma House Committee Advances Personhood Bill Giving Fetus "all the rights, privileges and immunities"

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The Oklahoma House's Public Health Committee voted yesterday to advance a personhood bill. The legislation, passed by a 7-4 vote, would provide embryos and fetuses 'all the rights, privileges and immunities' of other citizens. Opponents, including the Oklahoma State Medical Association, claim that the law could have unintended consequences, such as prohibiting some methods of contraception or in vitro fertilization, despite claims from proponents that it would not apply to those circumstances. The bill, a version of which has already passed the Senate, now heads to the full House, where it is also expected to pass. Opponents say they will stage a court challenge if it is signed into law.

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Next, the state's GOP legislature will demand it h... by Amanda Lang on Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 11:31:11 AM