Injunction Stops Oklahoma Ultrasound Law From Going Into Effect

Monday, a district judge issued an injunction to stop the enforcement of an Oklahoma law that would require women to undergo an ultrasound one hour prior to obtaining abortion care and listen to an explanation from the medical professional performing the ultrasound while the image was displayed where she could see it.

NAF member clinic Reproductive Services of Tulsa and Oklahoma physician Larry Burns, along with the Center for Reproductive Rights, sued the state after the Legislature overrode Governor Brad Henry’s veto of the bill in April 2010. The law was placed on hold the following month, and with today’s ruling will not be enforced until a hearing is held that is currently scheduled for January 21 of next year.

>Learn more about state laws restricting abortion.

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