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US Supreme Court rejects appeal of Oklahoma ultrasound law ruling

Today the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the state of Oklahoma’s appeal of the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s ruling, which declared unconstitutional a law forcing women seeking to end a pregnancy to undergo a narrated ultrasound before the procedure. The Oklahoma Supreme Court's order enjoining the medication abortion law stands and that law cannot be enforced.

Statement from OCRJ regarding US Supreme Court dismissing Oklahoma appeal of medication abortion ruling

Today the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the state of Oklahoma’s appeal of the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s ruling, which declared unconstitutional a law effectively banning medication abortion in the state.  The Oklahoma Supreme Court's order enjoining the medication abortion law stands and that law cannot be enforced.  The Oklahoma Supreme Court had answered questions from the U.S.

OCRJ responds to state supreme court decision on medication abortion.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has answered questions from the U.S. Supreme Court in a ruling making it absolutely clear that the state's restrictions on medication abortion are unconstitutional because the law "restricts the long-respected medical discretion of physicians" and in effect bans medication abortions and the non-surgical treatment of women with ectopic pregnancies.

Martha Skeeters, president of the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, a plaintiff in the case, said:

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