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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:

Oklahoma law restricting emergency contraception blocked in district court

Judge Lisa Davis granted a temporary injunction, blocking a law preventing over-the-counter sales of emergency contraceptive

Today District Judge Lisa Davis blocked a law that made emergency contraception less accessible to women in Oklahoma.

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