High Court Won't Hear Okla. Appeal Over Abortion-Drug Law

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 1:32 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday not to consider reviving an Oklahoma law restricting drug-induced abortions after that state's supreme court ruled last week that the law effectively would ban all so-called medication abortions.

The high court, which had agreed in June to hear the constitutional fight over the 2011 state law H.B. 1970, on Monday indicated in a short order that it had "improvidently granted" the petition for certiorari by state officials, meaning it should not have granted it after all. At the time the high court agreed to hear the case, it also had said that it wanted the...

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