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Oklahoma high court nullifies medical abortion restrictions


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a state law restricting access to drug-induced abortions is unconstitutional, the latest decision by the state's highest court striking down restrictions on abortions adopted by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

The court overturned a 2014 state law that banned "off-label" use of mifepristone, a medication used for abortions, sometimes called RU-486. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, which challenged the law on behalf of the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, complained that it would force p...

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