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Rick Brinkley's Voting Records on Issue: Abortion

Office: State Senate (OK) - District 34, Republican Majority Whip

Oklahoma Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 22, 2014 SB 1848 Amends Standards for Abortion Facilities Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(34 - 9)
Yea
April 15, 2014 HB 2684 Limits the Use of Certain Abortion-Inducing Drugs to FDA Approved Protocol Bill Passed - Senate
(37 - 5)
Yea
March 12, 2014 SB 1848 Amends Standards for Abortion Facilities Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 8)
Yea
April 16, 2013 HB 2015 Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients Bill Passed - Senate
(39 - 7)
Yea
March 6, 2012 SB 1274 Requires physicians inform abortion patients of fetal heartbeat Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 8)
Yea
Feb. 15, 2012 SB 1433 Defines life as beginning at conception Bill Passed - Senate
(34 - 8)
Yea
April 5, 2011 HB 1888 Abortion Restrictions Motion Agreed - Senate
(25 - 20)
Did Not Vote

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