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Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy

Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a suit in Oklahoma state court to block a provision in Oklahoma HB 2226 that would require women 17 and older to show identification to a pharmacist in order to obtain Plan B One-Step and generic emergency contraceptives and requiring those under 17 to have a prescription to obtain them. The suit argues the law is unconstitutional and discriminatory because it imposes restrictions on a form of contraception used only by women and that the legislation is invalid because the bill addressed more than one topic, violating the state constitution's single-subject rule. On August 19, 2013, an Oklahoma district judge issued a temporary injunction; the law had been set to go into effect on August 22. Current Status: The state court permanently struck down the law on the ground that it violated the single-subject rule. (See the law here. Learn more about the case here.)