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To inform an Oklahoma judge blocked on Wednesday temporarily, a new law, doctors who administer medication abortions, the women, the process can be reversed.
The Oklahoma County district court has been asked to block the law, by the center for Reproductive rights, shortly before it became effective on Nov. 1. Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews gave an interim injunction remain in force while the case is fully litigated before the judge.
The state of the Republican-led legislature approved the measure and it was signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt earlier this year. The legislation obliges the providers to say, women who keep track of medication abortions, which consists of a series of two tablets is that the process can be reversed, if a woman has second thoughts after the first pill is taken. It would also require that signs be posted inside hospitals in which medication abortions are performed. Doctors who would not meet face felony charges.
“The judge didn’t rule on the merits of the matter and decided to retain the status quo, move to front, pending more evidence,” Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said in a statement after the judge’s decision. “The state remains committed to the defense of this law, which requires to inform the doctors of the women you can decide to reverse the process.”
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Abortion-rights lawyers have said that requiring doctors to tell women their medication abortion be reversed, forcing you to provide misleading information. “This bill represents the legislature to tell doctors how to do their job,” said Eileen Citron, a lawyer for the Tulsa Women’s Reproductive Clinic.
Medicines are abortions performed by a woman taking a pill called mifepristone. The second pill, can misopristol to induce be taken up to 48 hours later, a process similar to a miscarriage. It can be used for up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy.
Pro-life advocates say that the process can be reversed by giving the patient progesterone. As many as half of women who take mifepristone, also without the help of progesterone injections, continue their pregnancies, according to the American Congress of obstetricians and gynecologists.
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“It hurts women in Oklahoma with this publication,” Oklahoma Assistant Solicitor General Bryan Cleveland, the judge said.
Lawyers for the state said there are hundreds of cases in which the children lived, in spite of their mother’s taking the first pill.
Oklahoma is one of eight States to pass or change a law, informing doctors and patients that you can live a drug abortion births after the Start. Six States-Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Nebraska, Utah and South Dakota-have such laws are currently in force. Oklahoma and North Dakota have signed such laws, but they are not currently effective.
Last month in North Dakota, a Federal judge blocked a similar law, twith he judges argue the legislation would “hurt a doctor to not speak the right, and addressed go far beyond the informed consent laws of the United States Supreme Court.”
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In July, an Oklahoma-judge a 2015 law restrict confirmed dilation and evacuation abortions after 14 weeks of pregnancy. Tulsa Women’s Reproductive Clinic on Monday also requested a preliminary injunction to keep this measure.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.