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HB 2656 - Abortion Regulation Modifications - Key Vote

Oklahoma Key Votes

Jim Halligan voted Yea (Override of Veto) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (36-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Regulation Modifications

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that proclaims the birth of a child does not constitute a legally recognizable injury and that it is contrary to public policy to award damages because of the birth of a child or for the rearing of that child.

Highlights:
-Prohibits "wrongful life" or "wrongful birth" lawsuits against doctors who withhold information about a fetus or pregnancy that could cause a woman to seek an abortion and fail to convince the mother to abort a child (Sec. 3). -Exempts lawsuits based on claims that, but for a wrongful act or omission, maternal death or injury would not have occurred, or handicap, disease, or disability of an individual prior to birth would have been prevented, cured, or ameliorated in a manner that preserved the health and life of the affected individual (Sec 3).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (84-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Regulation Modifications

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that proclaims the birth of a child does not constitute a legally recognizable injury and that it is contrary to public policy to award damages because of the birth of a child or for the rearing of that child.

Highlights:
-Prohibits "wrongful life" or "wrongful birth" lawsuits against doctors who withhold information about a fetus or pregnancy that could cause a woman to seek an abortion and fail to convince the mother to abort a child (Sec. 3). -Exempts lawsuits based on claims that, but for a wrongful act or omission, maternal death or injury would not have occurred, or handicap, disease, or disability of an individual prior to birth would have been prevented, cured, or ameliorated in a manner that preserved the health and life of the affected individual (Sec 3).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF MEMBERS ELECTED IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Abortion Regulation Modifications

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (35-11) -

Title: Abortion Regulation Modifications

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (94-4) -

Title: Abortion Regulation Modifications

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Abortion Regulation Modifications

Sponsors

  • Brian A. Crain (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel S. 'Dan' Sullivan (OK - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Cliff A. Aldridge (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Barrington (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian Bingman (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randy Brogdon (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harry E. Coates Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn Coffee (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rex Duncan (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Faught (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Ford (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl Garrison (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Halligan (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Johnson (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clark Jolley (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Justice (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sally R. Kern (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Lamb (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David F. Myers (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Reynolds (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike D. 'Mike' Reynolds (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Russell (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randy Terrill (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
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