Supreme Court Won’t Intervene After Okla. Court Strikes Down Ultrasound Law For Women Seeking Abortions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the second time in two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court is letting stand a ruling by Oklahoma’s Supreme Court striking down a law intended to further restrict abortions.

The nation’s highest court on Tuesday said it would not intervene after the Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the 2010 law passed by the state Legislature. The measure required women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound exam and then have the image placed in front of them while the provider described the fetus.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt said he was disappointed by the decision, especially since a similar law in Texas was upheld by a federal appeals court.

The Supreme Court last week also let stand an Oklahoma court decision that struck down a separate law restricting drug-induced abortions.

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