- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A bill that would prohibit abortions in Oklahoma due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome or a genetic abnormality has passed the Oklahoma Senate.

The bill called the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2016 passed Tuesday on a 39-6 vote. It also would allow a pregnant woman or her legal guardian to bring a civil action against the doctor who violates the law. Doctors also could face criminal penalties and the suspension or revocation of their medical license for violating the law.

The bill was written by Oklahoma City Republican Sen. Greg Treat, an outspoken abortion opponent.

It already passed the House on a 78-10 vote, but is likely headed to a conference committee to work out final details.

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Online:

House Bill 3128: https://bit.ly/1WE24LT

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