Doug Cox

Politics and Government
9:03 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Wide House Passage Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research Ban In Oklahoma Despite Concerns

A colony of embryonic stem cells. The cells in the background are mouse fibroblasts cells. Only the colony in the centre are human embryonic stem cells.
Ryddragyn Wikimedia Commons

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation Monday designed to prevent embryonic stem cell research in Oklahoma.

The measure by state Rep. Dan Fisher would make it a felony crime to perform embryonic stem cell research.

“Presently, the embryos are destroyed in the process of trying to extract these stem cells, and therefore that’s what this bill is attempting to prevent,” Fisher said on the House floor.

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10:56 am
Fri April 4, 2014

“What Happened To The Republican Party That I Joined?” Meet The Oklahoma Lawmaker Outraged By His Party’s Sexism

Oklahoma state Rep. Doug Cox tells Salon why his Republican colleagues' policies are "discriminatory against women."
Oklahoma state Rep. Doug Cox is an anomaly, and he knows it. As a self-identified pro-life Republican in a deep red state, Cox makes for an unlikely ally in the reproductive rights movement. But that hasn't stopped him from being an outspoken critic of his colleagues' efforts to scale back access to contraception and abortion services.