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Oklahoma County judge blocks enforcement of ultrasound abortion law
NewsOK via The Woodward Report ^ | July 19, 2010

Posted on 07/19/2010 5:50:31 PM PDT by honestabe010

A tough new abortion law remains on hold.

An Oklahoma County judge Monday extended a temporary ban on enforcing the state law. District Judge Noma Gurich set the next hearing for Jan. 21.

The 2010 law requires a doctor or technician to perform an ultrasound at least an hour before a scheduled abortion so the pregnant woman can see the images of the fetus. The doctor or technician must describe the ultrasound images to the woman, even if she objects. A patient can avert her eyes.

Two of the state's three abortion providers, the Reproductive Services clinic in Tulsa and Dr. Larry Burns of Norman, are asking the judge to declare the law unconstitutional. They contend the law is flawed for several reasons.

The judge said Monday she could rule earlier than January on the challenges. She said, though, it appears a number of facts still are in dispute.

Technically, what the judge did Monday was agree to a temporary injunction against the law. The judge on May 3 approved a temporary restraining order against the law.

The judge ruled Monday after a 30-minute hearing in a courtroom packed with women from a new organization, the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice. Most of the spectators wore pink.

The coalition president, Martha Skeeters, of Norman, wore a pink shirt that read "Trust Women." She said the coalition formed because people became fed up with the state Legislature for passing laws abusive to women.

"This is really government out of control," she said. The Tulsa clinic and Norman doctor are represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, a New York organization. Center attorneys have successfully challenged two other Oklahoma abortion laws.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2takebabiesaway; 4thecommongood; abortion; baykiller; bloodonherhands; democrats; moralabsolutes; teaparty

1 posted on 07/19/2010 5:50:35 PM PDT by honestabe010
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To: honestabe010

The left wants the world the world to live in denial and ignorance while accusing conservatives of hating science

2 posted on 07/19/2010 5:52:05 PM PDT by GeronL ( <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: GeronL

All the Leftwingtards are barbarians at best, and otherwise should be counted as among the savages.

3 posted on 07/19/2010 5:53:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: honestabe010

“This is really government out of control”

Government is out of control when it protects children.

Government is perfectly in line when forcing citizens to purchase health insurance and pay for aforementioned child murder.

I would give everything I own to see the death of every last leftist.

4 posted on 07/19/2010 6:16:14 PM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: honestabe010

Some people just really hate babies.

5 posted on 07/19/2010 6:31:18 PM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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“Noma Gurich.” There’s your problem. When did she leave Brooklyn for the wholesome climes of Oklahoma?

6 posted on 07/19/2010 9:43:35 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: honestabe010

Reproductive Services is an abortion company? What next, resurrecting the Nazis as social engineers? Or the communists as money managers?

What makes me angry is how Conservatives allow the enemy to dictate terms. Liberals become Progressives; illegal aliens become undocumented immigrants; and so on. “A Word Means What I Say it Means; no More, no Less”: The Red Queen

7 posted on 07/20/2010 3:05:47 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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