Abortion-Ultrasound Law

Posted By on April 10, 2012

Oklahoma Judge Strikes Down Abortion-Ultrasound Law: An Oklahoma judge has struck down as unconstitutional a state law that would allow women a chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child before an abortion. The law came under suit from a Tulsa-based abortion business.

The state legislature voted overwhelmingly to override Governor Brad Henry on two pro-life bills, including the ultrasound measure. Hours later, the Center for Reproductive Rights sued to stop enforcement of the pro-life law in Oklahoma County District Court.

Today, District Judge Brian Dixon claimed the law is unconstitutional and unenforceable because it relates only to abortion and not to other medical procedures.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Nova Health Systems, which operates an abortion center in Tulsa and has filed lawsuits against pro-life legislation over the years. Larry Burns, who does abortions in Norman, also is a party on the lawsuit.


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