Anti-Abortion Group Praises Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – National anti-abortion group ranks Oklahoma No. 1

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A national anti-abortion group has given Oklahoma a No. 1 ranking after lawmakers passed more than a half-dozen bills last year restricting abortion in the state.

The Washington, D.C.-based Americans United for Life on Thursday placed Oklahoma at the top of its 2011 "Life List."

Oklahoma ranked No. 2 in 2010 behind Louisiana, which slipped one spot to No. 2 in this year's ranking.

Abortion opponents hailed Oklahoma's 2010 legislative session as a success, with the passage of seven separate bills to further restrict the practice in the state. Among those measures was one that would require any woman seeking the procedure to have an ultrasound, and force the doctor to describe the fetus in detail. Enforcement of that law has been put on hold pending a legal challenge.