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Oklahoma Supreme Court Strikes Down Two Anti-Woman Laws

Seal of Oklahoma.

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court has struck down two anti-abortion laws which were passed by the state’s legislature in 2010. The first of the laws requires women to have an ultrasound before an abortion and to be forced to hear a detailed description of the fetus. The other one would restrict the use of medication used to end pregnancies.

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed the challenges to the laws back in April 2010, and October 2011. They argued that the laws violate the principles of medical ethics and restrict a woman’s constitutionally protected reproductive rights. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the laws were facially unconstitutional.



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