Federal judge: Oklahoma abortion ban can't be enforced
April 22, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt's attempt to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic cannot be enforced, a federal judge has ruled.
U.S. District Judge Charles Goodwin issued a preliminary injunction late Monday after abortion providers sued Stitt over the ban. The injunction replaces a temporary restraining order that the same judge issued last week that allowed most abortions to continue.
The injunction ensures that abortions can be performed in Oklahoma while the case continues in federal court. Stitt's office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, bu...