- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a lawsuit that challenges a state law that imposes new abortion restrictions.

The high court says it will hear arguments Oct. 13 in the case filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of Dr. Larry Burns, who performs nearly half of Oklahoma’s abortions. The lawsuit asks the Oklahoma Supreme Court to block the enforcement of the new law, which is set to take effect Nov. 1.

The lawsuit alleges the measure violates the Oklahoma Constitution’s requirement that legislation cover a single subject. The law encompasses four abortion-related topics: minors and parental consent; tissue preservation; inspection and investigation of clinics; and criminal and civil liability for abortion providers.

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