Oklahoma Strikes Down 2 Abortion Bans But Procedure Remains Limited

Posted on AllSides May 31st, 2023
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The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down two abortion bans Wednesday labeling them "unconstitutional," despite the procedure being illegal in most cases statewide. The 6-3 ruling found that the two bans are in conflict with the court's previous decision to allow abortion if the mother's life is at risk. These cases require a "medical emergency" before a doctor can proceed with the abortion. The laws struck down by the high court both allowed for citizens to sue anyone who performed or helped to perform an abortion. The Oklahoma Constitution states that...

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