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OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin signed a measure that will place more restrictions on abortions.

The measure, Senate Bill 1848, would require the clinics’ doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the facility.

Supporters of the measure say it is aimed at protecting women’s health.

Those who oppose the measure say the bill will severely restrict a woman’s access to have a safe, legal abortion in the state.

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America said “We all want to protect women’s health and safety.  This law doesn’t do that, which is why Oklahoma’s leading medical experts oppose it.”