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5:52 pm
Tue August 18, 2009

Ruling Against Abortion Law

Oklahoma City,OK – Judge rules against ultrasound requirement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma judge has ruled against a law that required women seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound and a doctor's description of the fetus.

Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson granted a permanent injunction against the law Tuesday afternoon, saying it violated constitutional requirements that legislative measures deal only with one subject.

Plaintiffs' attorneys had argued that the law was unconstitutionally vague and that it was not clear what the doctor should tell women undergoing the ultrasound.

The law was passed by lawmakers who overrode Gov. Brad Henry's veto. Previous legal action prevented it from going into effect.