Local & Regional
Mon May 3, 2010
Abortion Law on Hold
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – Attorneys agree to block on Okla. ultrasound law
TIM TALLEY,Associated Press Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorneys for Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson have agreed to a court order requested by abortion providers to temporarily block enforcement of the state's new abortion law.
The law requires pregnant women to have an ultrasound and hear a detailed description of the fetus before they can get an abortion.
The agreement stopped a scheduled hearing Monday in Oklahoma County District Court on the request for a restraining order by the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights. District Judge Noma Gurich said she was notified by attorneys for both sides that they would accept the temporary restraining order.
Gurich says she will now schedule a hearing for sometime in July on a request for a temporary injunction against the law.
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