Thursday, August 20, 2009

Backers of Oklahoma Ultrasound Law Vow to Appeal

NY Times: Abortion Law Backers Vow Oklahoma Appeal, by James C. McKinley, Jr.:

HOUSTON — A day after a judge struck down an Oklahoma law requiring women seeking an abortion to see an ultrasound of the fetus and listen to a description of its attributes, the state said it would appeal the ruling, and Republican lawmakers vowed to pass the law again in a different form.

While advocates of abortion rights celebrated the victory in court, they acknowledged the fight against one of the most sweeping anti-abortion laws in the country was likely to continue for months in the Legislature and before the State Supreme Court. . . .

Republican legislative leaders said that if the state did not win on appeal, they would break the law into five bills and pass them in the session that begins in February.

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