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Okla. House OKs Bill Adding Abortion Consent Rules

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has given final approval to a bill meant to make it more challenging for a minor to get an abortion without parental consent.

The chamber approved Senate amendments to the bill 82-5 Tuesday with no questions or debate. The proposal now heads to Gov. Mary Fallin.

Oklahoma law currently says minors must wait 48 hours before getting an abortion without parental consent, a medical emergency or the permission of a judge. The House bill would create more specific rules for parental consent forms and for the judge's assessment of the minor's ability to make her own abortion decisions.

The bill was 1 of 3 major proposals in the Legislature that attempt to make the legal process for abortions more rigorous. The other two await final House approval.

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