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Topic - Mike Ritze
The Oklahoma House overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday to require abortion providers to have clinical privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice in spite of opponents' concerns that similar anti-abortion laws in other states have been blocked following costly court challenges.
An Oklahoma House committee approved legislation Wednesday that would prohibit texting, emailing and instant messaging while driving a vehicle over the objections of opponents who said the measure would be difficult to enforce.
The Oklahoma House passed legislation Wednesday that allows physical therapists to treat ailments without a prior referral from a doctor or other medical professional.
Two measures to further restrict abortion in Oklahoma easily cleared a House committee on Tuesday over the objection of outnumbered Democrats who argue the bills are unnecessary.
Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma Capitol.
First came the Christians, then the Satanists. And now come the Hindus — the latest group to fight for First Amendment freedoms and demand equal display access at Oklahoma's Capitol. And the ensuing political frenzy is leaving some atheists laughing, calling the quandary "beautiful."
The American Civil Liberties Union is waging judicial war on Oklahoma, suing the state over a Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol building that one attorney for the group decries as an unwelcome mat to visitors.
"The former director of the Reproductive Services abortion center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has pleaded guilty to charges of making false or misleading statements after telling police she supposedly found a bomb at the abortion center," writes Steven Ertelt at Lifenews.
"This bill adds another protection," said Ritze, an osteopathic physician.
The author of the hospital privileges bill, Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, said it is designed to protect unborn children as well as women who may develop medical complications during an abortion.