Arguments set on Okla. abortion law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oral arguments are scheduled on a request
to block a state law requiring pregnant women to have an ultrasound
and hear a description of the fetus before getting an abortion.
The hearing is set Monday before Oklahoma County District Judge
Noma Gurich. The law was temporarily blocked in May after the
Center for Reproductive Rights in New York sued to have it declared
unconstitutional.
The law requires doctors to describe the fetus in detail,
including its dimensions, whether arms, legs and internal organs
are visible and whether there is cardiac activity.
The center says the law forces women to hear information that
may not be relevant to their medical care and could interfere with
the physician-patient relationship by compelling doctors to deliver
unwanted speech.


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