OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An abortion rights group wants an Oklahoma County judge to block a new state law opponents claim restricts abortions and abortion providers.
The New York-based Center for Reproductive rights asked Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince on Friday to prevent the law from going into effect. Prince took the group’s request under advisement and did not say when he would rule.
The center claims the law 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 Oklahoma Supreme Court has blocked the law that was set to go into effect on Nov. 1 but instructed the center to seek a permanent injunction in district court.
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