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Abortion rights advocates sue to block pending Oklahoma laws


September 3, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition of abortion rights advocates, clinics and advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block recent Oklahoma anti-abortion legislation from taking effect.

The lawsuit filed in a state district court in Oklahoma City aims to block legislation that Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law in April and that is due to take effect Nov. 1.

The law would deem performing an abortion to be "unprofessional conduct" and place the doctor's license in peril if a complaint were made.

Doctors performing abortions also would be required to be board-certified in...

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