A pro-abortion advocacy group from New York City has failed in an attempt to overturn an abortion law in Oklahoma.
The New York-based Center for Reproductive rights asked Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince to stop a new law that deals with parental consent for minors and abortions; tissue preservation; abortion clinic inspections and the legal liability for abortionists.
“There is a serious need to provide stronger tools to enforce existing abortion law,” said Attorney General Scott Pruitt. “Just last year, an abortion doctor was arrested for prescribing abortion-inducing drugs to women who were not actually pregnant. Senate Bill 642 was designed to put teeth into existing abortion laws by providing additional tools necessary to prosecute violations of abortion regulations. I am pleased the court granted judgement in our favor and I will continue to defend this law and others enacted to protect the health and safety of Oklahomans.”