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Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Abortion Law Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma Supreme Court definitively ruled Tuesday that a 2011 restrictive state abortion law is unconstitutional.

In answering questions posed by the U.S. Supreme Court, the court ruled that the law "restricts the long-respected medical discretion of physicians” and effectively bans all drug-induced abortions, according to the judge's order.

The Center for Reproductive Rights raised a legal challenge that prompted a district court to strike down the law in 2012, a decision later upheld by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. In light of Tuesday's ruling on the scope of the law, it is up to the U.S. Supreme Court whether to review the case.

On Monday, a federal judge ruled Texas' new abortion restrictions unconstitutional on the grounds that the regulations violated physicians' right to do what they think is best for patients and unreasonably restricted women's access to abortion clinics.

by Anonymousreply 810/29/2013

Republican overreach in action again.

by Anonymousreply 110/29/2013

r3 are you high?!

by Anonymousreply 410/29/2013

Was this the same judge as the Texas ruling?

by Anonymousreply 510/29/2013

[quote] Was this the same judge as the Texas ruling?

No, this was the OKLAHOMA Supreme Court.

by Anonymousreply 610/29/2013

If an Oklahoma court overturned this law, it must have been pretty far out there.

by Anonymousreply 710/29/2013

How did they find 5 non-insane people in Oklahoma?

by Anonymousreply 810/29/2013
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