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Another Anti-Abortion Bill Called Unconstitutional

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News, Politics.
May 14, 2012

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An Oklahoma judge declares a law banning the use of certain abortion inducing drugs as unconstitutional.

Opponents of the law call the ruling unprecedented.

Oklahoma County District Judge Donald Worthington says the bill could serve no purpose other than preventing women from abortions and punishing those who do it.

Michelle Movahed with the Center for Reproductive Rights says the bill which passed last year is one of dozens of anti-abortion bills which have made it through the legislature.

“I certainly hope that the judge’s unequivocal rejection of these legislative attempts to restrict a woman’s ability to control their bodies is a warning sign for legislators who keep playing politics with women’s health.”

She says House Bill 1970 restricted medical care by prohibiting off-label uses of abortion inducing drugs.

The state could still appeal the judge’s decision to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.


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