By Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Attorney General Scott Pruitt is asking Oklahoma’s highest court to uphold a state law that restricts the use of abortion-inducing drugs.

Pruitt filed a brief Wednesday asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to overturn a district court judge’s ruling that overturned the law. The law passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature last year and signed by Gov. Mary Fallin prohibits off-label uses of abortion-inducing drugs by requiring doctors to administer them only in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration protocols.

Pruitt contends the law promotes the health and safety of Oklahoma women.

Opponents of the law say that since FDA approval, medical researchers and clinical trials have shown the drugs are more effective in much smaller doses and for two weeks longer in a pregnancy.

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