Oklahoma | In the News

Okla. Judge Rejects Legal Challenge to Antiabortion-Rights Law
Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince last week rejected a legal challenge to a state law (SB 642) that imposes multiple restrictions on abortion providers and patients, AP/KOCO 5 reports.

Report: Nearly 50 Measures Restricting Repro Health Passed in 2015
States passed about 50 restrictions on reproductive health care in 2015, according to a new report from the Center for Reproductive Rights, The Hill reports.

Okla. Gov. Seeks To Defund Planned Parenthood
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) on Thursday said she is calling for the state's Health Care Authority to end its Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma, the AP/San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Okla. AG Asks State Supreme Court To Overturn Ruling Against Medication Abortion Law
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) on Wednesday asked the state Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that struck down a state law (HB 2684) restricting the use of medication abortion, AP/WKRG reports.

CRR Files Petition To Maintain Temporary Injunction Against Okla. Antiabortion-Rights Law
The Center for Reproductive Rights on Tuesday petitioned an Oklahoma court to maintain a temporary injunction against a law (SB 642) that imposes multiple restrictions on abortion providers and patients until a hearing takes place, AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Oklahoma | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy
State court challenge to a provision in an Oklahoma law (HB 2226) that requires women 17 and older to show identification to a pharmacist in order to obtain Plan B One-Step and generic emergency contraceptives and requires those under 17 to have a prescription to obtain them.

Nova Health Systems v. Pruitt
State court challenge to an Oklahoma law that prohibits a woman from getting an abortion unless she first has an ultrasound and listens to her doctor describe the image in detail.

Planned Parenthood of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma v. Cline
Federal court challenge to an Oklahoma Department of Health decision to exclude Planned Parenthood from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, which provides food and resources to low-income pregnant women, new mothers, and children.

Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Cline
State court challenge to an Oklahoma law that imposes restrictions on medication abortion, including forcing physicians to administer medication in an outdated manner, requiring several in-person visits with a provider, and limiting provision of medication abortion to no more than 49 days' gestation.

Burns v. Cline
State court challenge to an Oklahoma law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of where the procedure is performed.

Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Terry Cline
Challenge to an Oklahoma law that would impose severe restrictions on use of mifepristone for medication abortion.

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