Oklahoma Abortion Law Stays on Hold
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
To the ire of anti-abortion supporters, a temporary restraining order has been extended on an Oklahoma law requiring doctors to report the personal information of women seeking abortions to a Web site. An Oklahoma County judge ruled that the block will remain in place until the court hears a lawsuit challenging the law. —JCL
The Associated Press:
An Oklahoma County judge has extended a temporary restraining order that blocks enforcement of a strict abortion law. The law would require doctors to report personal information about women who seek abortions and for the information to be posted on a public Web site.
The law was to have taken effect Nov. 1. District Judge Daniel Owens said Friday the restraining order would remain in force until a lawsuit seeking to throw out the law is resolved. A hearing is set for Feb. 19.
The Center for Reproductive Rights and two women sued in September, saying the legislation violated a rule in the Oklahoma constitution that requires one piece of legislation deal with only one issue.
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A hearing on the lawsuit that seeks to throw out Oklahoma’s abortion law is set for Feb. 19.