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The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down on Tuesday a state law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital near their clinic, saying the measure “places an undue burden on a women’s access to abortion.”

The court said the 2014 law violates the state’s constitution and if it remained on the books, it would have left the state of about 4 million people with one abortion clinic.

Continue reading:  Oklahoma court strikes down abortion restriction as unconstitutional

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3 thoughts on “Oklahoma court strikes down abortion restriction as unconstitutional

  1. Representative Teresa Fedor opposed Ohio’s new abortion restrictions. This is what I posted on her Facebook page:
    “One of the most disturbing things about the rise in poor, single-parent homes is the effort to increase their number. Abortion is a difficult choice among worse options. The best way to reduce them is to provide accurate reproductive sex education, change the assault and RAPE CULTURE, and provide easy access to contraception. I’m certain if men got pregnant, this would not be an issue. Childbirth has a higher mortality rate on women than abortion, and that has also increased in Texas, where access to contraception and prenatal health care is limited. I remember the butchery of back-alley and self-inflicted abortions before Roe vs. Wade. Why is this inevitability, and criminality, the preferred outcome?

    “I fail to see the perceived right of legislators to inflict this cruelty upon women and families whose lives and situations are unknown to them, and suffer none of the consequences. How about honoring the First Amendment (granting freedom FROM religion), “Do unto others…,” “Do no harm,” or even “Mind your own business?” Mandatory pregnancy and parenthood (whether or not the child is given up for adoption) reeks of “involuntary servitude” banned in the 13th Amendment. Even more abhorrent is the effort to reduce the social safety net and health care for those we’ve harmed, often leading to crime and incarceration.”

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