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Oklahoma House approves bill ‘designed to shut down abortion clinics’

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – The Oklahoma House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Thursday to apply new restrictions on abortions that lawmakers said are aimed at protecting women’s health but opponents say are designed to shut down clinics. The legislation includes a provision similar to one…

Preacher’s sermon to Oklahoma House: God spoke to us on 9/11

Pastor Bill Ledbetter of Fairview Baptist Church delivered a devotional to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in early March in which he said the September 11 terrorist attacks were the result of the United States abandoning God. Ledbetter began his devotional by claiming that the United States was founded as…

Oklahoma House passes bill to drug test politicians

The Oklahoma House on Monday approved legislation that would require politicians throughout the state to be drug tested along with people receiving temporary public assistance. The legislation heads to the state Senate after being passed by a vote of 82 to 6, according to Reuters. The bill requires applicants for…

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