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Oklahoma Abortion Ban Faces Challenge at State High Court

  • Activists skip federal, lower courts to urge high court action
  • Nearly total abortion ban took effect when governor signed law
Kevin Stitt
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Abortion-rights advocates asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to block the state’s near-total abortion ban just hours after Governor Kevin Stitt signed the measure into law.

State lawmakers, led by Republicans, pushed through the law making Oklahoma the first state to ban abortions while the landmark US Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade protecting a woman’s right to abortion still stands. The US Supreme Court appears set to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a copy of a draft opinion that was leaked to Politico.