- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has been asked to prevent a new law that restricts the use of certain abortion-inducing drugs from taking effect.

The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights filed an emergency motion late Wednesday to block the law from taking effect as scheduled on Saturday. The group filed the motion after an Oklahoma County district judge rejected its request to prevent the law from taking effect. The state’s highest court did not immediately schedule a hearing on the request.

Last week, District Judge Roger Stuart said parts of the law could take effect on Nov. 1 but he temporarily suspended other parts that subject abortion providers to legal liability.

Opponents claim that the law is an unconstitutional violation of a woman’s right to choose to end her pregnancy.


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