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Burns v. Cline

State court challenge to an Oklahoma law that imposes multiple restrictions on abortion providers and patients, including parental consent for minors seeking an abortion; fetal tissue preservation; inspection of clinics; and criminal liability for abortion providers. In October 2015, the Supreme Court of Oklahoma issued a 30-day temporary injunction against enforcement of the law. In November 2015, Plaintiffs filed a motion for summary judgment and Defendants filed a cross-motion for summary judgment in Oklahoma County District Court. In January 2016, the court granted Defendant’s cross-motion for summary judgment, finding that the law does not violate the Oklahoma constitution. Current Status: Plaintiffs have appealed the judgment to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. (See the law here. See the petition here. See the order here. See the order granting summary judgment to Defendants here. Read more about the case here.)