High Court To Review Okla. Limits On Abortion Pill Use

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide the constitutionality of an Oklahoma law restricting use of abortion-inducing pills after the state’s high court invalidated a statute requiring strict adherence to U.S. Food and Drug Administration prescribing guidelines.

The case involves a 2011 law, H.B. 1970, that barred use of mifepristone, also known as RU-486 or Mifeprex, and any other abortion-inducing drugs without abiding by “protocol” authorized by the FDA.

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