Bill restricts use of abortion drugs in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma has easily cleared a Republican-controlled Senate committee.

The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services voted 5-1 Monday for the bill, which was written in direct response to a recent state Supreme Court decision.

The bill would prohibit off-label uses of abortion-inducing drugs by requiring doctors to administer the drugs only in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration protocol. The Legislature previously attempted to limit the use of the drugs with a bill in 2011 that the Oklahoma Supreme Court declared unconstitutional, saying it effectively banned all drug-induced abortions in the state.

Oklahoma City Republican Sen. Greg Treat says this bill adds language stating that is not the case.


House Bill 2684: