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3:20 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Abortion Ruling to Be Challenged

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Attorney General's office has decided to appeal a judge's decision to overturn an anti-abortion law.

Charlie Price, a spokesman for Attorney General Drew Edmondson, said Wednesday the appeal will be filed with the Oklahoma State Supreme Court.

Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson on Tuesday ruled that Senate Bill 1878 was unconstitutional because it covered more than subject.

Besides requiring a woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound before the procedure and to have the findings explained to her, it also dealt with the posting of signs in clinics, administration of the abortion pill RU-486 and lawsuits.

Price says the state will argue that all those measures were germane to one issue.

Robertson didn't address other challenges to the law.