"Rogue" ruling bans common second trimester abortion method in Oklahoma

Posted on AllSides July 13th, 2019
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In a ruling that pro-abortion rights advocates called "rogue," an Oklahoma judge upheld a state law on Friday that banned the most common abortion method for women at least 14 weeks into a pregnancy.

Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong declined to strike down the 2015 ban on dilation and evacuation abortions, a method considered to be the "standard of care" for women seeking an abortion in the second trimester, according to Julie Rikelman, Litigation Director at the Center for Reproductive Rights, the group that challenged the state law.


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