Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) on Thursday blocked a bill proposed by Democrats seeking unanimous consent to prevent pro-life states from restricting women from interstate travel to obtain an abortion.
Democrats proposed the “Freedom to Travel for Health Care Act of 2022” (pdf) legislation in response to, in some cases, the introduction of bills in some state legislatures, and in other cases, some draft bills proposed to lawmakers by special interest groups.
Lankford’s office said in a release that the Democrats’ bill promoted traveling across state lines to obtain an abortion. Standing up to object to the proposed bill, Lankford poured water on some of the Democrats’ claims….


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