Okla. AG asks US high court to review abortion law
|Updated: 3/26/2013 9:58 am
||Published: 3/26/2013 7:18 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The nation's highest court is being asked to review a decision by Oklahoma's Supreme Court that invalidated a state anti-abortion law.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Monday that he filed papers on Friday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to set aside a ruling that struck down a state law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them while they hear a description of the fetus.
The state Supreme Court ruled in December that the law, which received bipartisan support in the Legislature, violated a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court case and that lower court judges were right to block it.
Pruitt has also asked the U.S Supreme Court to vacate another ruling that invalidated a law restricting the off-label use of certain abortion-inducing drugs.
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