Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks pro-life law
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, October 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The Oklahoma Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a pro-life law that was supposed to take effect on Sunday.
According to The Associated Press, the court sided with the Center for Reproductive Justice to halt a law with four pro-life components: parental consent for minors, clinic inspections, liability for abortionists, and preservation of tissue.
The Associated Press reports that the Center's legal argument alleges that the pro-life law violates the state constitution, which says that legislation can address only one subject.
A spokesperson for Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin criticized the decision, telling LifeSiteNews that "the majority of Oklahomans are pro-life, and they continue to elect officials who are actively involved in expanding protections for the unborn."
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"It is disappointing to once again see the courts ignore the will of the people and side with a New York City-based special interest group that exists to promote abortion," said Alex Weintz.
The decision is the second this month to halt pro-life measures in Oklahoma. Nearly two weeks ago, a law banning second-trimester dismemberment abortions was declared unconstitutional, though a 72-hour waiting period law was upheld by the same judge.