Sunday, December 20, 2009
Court Extends Temporary Injunction of Oklahoma Law That Allows Posting of Abortion Patient Information Online
CNN: Online posting of women's abortion information challenged in Oklahoma, by Wayne Drash:
A judge in Oklahoma extended on Friday a temporary restraining order on a law that would post information online about women who get abortions in the state.
In extending the restraining order, Oklahoma County District Judge Daniel Owens denied the state's motion to dismiss the case, putting the measure on hold until a February 19 hearing. . . .
The law, passed in May, requires doctors to fill out a 10-page questionnaire for every abortion performed, including asking the woman about her age, marital status, race and years of education. In all, there are 37 questions the women are to answer.
Critics say the act would be harassment and an invasion of privacy.