OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Senate bestowed "personhood" on fertilized eggs Wednesday, pushing the state toward the limits of the U.S. Constitution and upsetting doctors who fear the proposed law will jeopardize reproductive medicine.
The GOP-controlled Senate voted 34-8 for Sen. Brian Crain's Personhood Act. It's the first bill the Senate has approved during the current legislative session. It now heads to the House, where it is expected to pass. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin typically won't comment on pending legislation, but she has described herself as strongly "pro-life."
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