Local & Regional
Sun August 9, 2009
Abortion Law Headed to Court
By Associated Press
Tulsa, OK –
TULSA, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma County judge is set to hear oral arguments in a legal challenge to a 2008 state law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound before an abortion.
In October, Nova Health Systems, the parent group of Reproductive Services in Tulsa, filed suit against the law. It is represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City.
Enforcement of the law was blocked in October. It was set to take effect Nov. 1.
The law requires a physician to describe the images from an ultrasound to a woman seeking an abortion.
Stephanie Toti, attorney for Reproductive Services, says is an affront to the woman's decision-making power. Special Assistant Attorney General Teresa Collett says none of the clinic's claims have merit.
Arguments are scheduled for Tuesday.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com