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Okla. AG asks US Sup. Ct. to review abortion case

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court that invalidated a state anti-abortion statute.

The state's highest court ruled in December that the anti-abortion law was "facially unconstitutional" and that a lower court judge was right to prevent its enforcement. The law restricted the off-label use of certain abortion-inducing drugs, such as RU-486.

Pruitt said in a statement on Tuesday that Oklahoma's law -- passed by state lawmakers in 2011 -- does not ban the drugs but requires proper protocols to be followed. He says there is strong evidence that the off-label use of abortion-inducing drugs leads to serious infections and death for many healthy, unsuspecting women.

Pruitt's appeal, filed on Monday, challenges the state Supreme Court's ruling.

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