- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A group challenging a new anti-abortion law in Oklahoma has filed a petition in a state court to ensure the law remains blocked until their case is considered by a judge.

The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights is challenging the law that was to go into effect on Sunday, arguing that it violates the state constitution’s requirement that legislation cover a single subject. The law encompasses four abortion-related topics: minors and parental consent; tissue preservation; inspection of clinics; and legal liability for abortion providers.

The center sued on behalf of Dr. Larry Burns of Norman, who performs nearly half of Oklahoma’s abortions.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a 30-day stay last week blocking the law, but directed the center to file a petition in district court within 30 days.

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