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Oklahoma to Consider Embryo "Personhood" Status


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A ballot measure that would criminalize abortion by granting "personhood" status to a human embryo is 1 of nearly a dozen proposals that Oklahoma lawmakers want to send to voters in November.

The personhood amendment is similar to a proposal that was rejected by Mississippi voters last year, but the author of the Oklahoma proposal, Rep. Mike Reynolds, said Monday that he's modified the language to specify that the measure does not apply to miscarriages or to cases where the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother.

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