High Court Won’t Take Up Ban On Okla. Personhood Law

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a decision by Oklahoma’s top court blocking a proposed state constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters, would have conferred personhood on fetuses.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled unanimously in April that the proposed ballot measure granting fetuses personhood was unconstitutional because it conflicted with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the 1992 case Planned Parenthood v. Casey. That high court ruling reaffirmed abortion’s constitutionality under Roe v. Wade.

Backers of the ballot measure filed a petition...
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