Democrats are attacking an Oklahoma state representative who compared the effort to abolish slavery to the current fight to end abortion during a debate on a new abortion bill.
Republican State Representative Jim Olsen is the author of the piece of legislation that is moving through the Oklahoma state legislature and would make abortion illegal in almost all situations.
KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City reported that Senate Bill 612 was passed by a House committee on Wednesday. “The bill would make the performance of abortions in cases that aren’t life-threatening a felony offense, resulting in a fine of as much as $100,000 or up to 10 years in prison,” the local outlet reported.
During a debate on the measure, Representative Olsen compared the effort to outlaw abortion in Oklahoma to the fight in Great Britain to get rid of slavery.
KOCO 5 reported:
“This is a cause of even greater import because it deals with innocent unborn life,” said Olsen, R-Roland.
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