High Court Won't Look At Okla. Abortion Ultrasound Law

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 8:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear Oklahoma’s appeal seeking to reinstate an informed-consent law forcing abortion providers to perform ultrasounds and describe the fetus to patients, letting stand a ruling that the law violated the state constitution.

The high court declined to consider reviving the 2010 Oklahoma Ultrasound Act after the Oklahoma Supreme Court affirmed last year that it facially violated the state constitution’s prohibition on “special laws” singling out otherwise equal groups.

In petitioning for certiorari, state attorney general E. Scott Pruitt...
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