Oklahoma Supreme Court Puts Two Abortion Bills On Hold

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OKLAHOMA (KFOR) – Two laws that aimed to restrict abortions in the Sooner State have been placed on hold by the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

The Oklahoma Coalition of Reproductive Justice and Nova Health Systems filed a lawsuit against House Bill 2684, stating it violated Oklahoma’s Constitution.

House Bill 2684 requires a “physician that has the ability to assess the duration of pregnancy, diagnose ectopic pregnancies, is able to provide or has plans in place to provide surgical care, and has access to medical facilities equipped to provide blood transfusions and resuscitation may provide an abortion inducing drug.”

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court declined to issue a ruling in the case.

However, it put the law, which took effect on Nov. 1, on hold until the lawsuit in a lower court was finalized.

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