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"Personhood" bill up for debate in Okla. House

OKLAHOMA CITY – A week after pro-life advocates packed the state capitol, a bill that declares life begins at conception is in the Oklahoma House of Representatives after state senators overwhelmingly approved the "personhood" bill by a vote of 34 to eight.

The bill is modeled after a 1986 Missouri law that was later determined to be constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

It provides embryos and fetuses with "all the rights, privileges, and immunities" of other citizens.

The bill is opposed by the Oklahoma State Medical Association.  An Oklahoma City reproduction doctor is calling it quote, "an embarrassment."

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