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Okla. Supreme Court Rejects Ultrasound, Medication Abortion Laws

Health & Wellness  (tags: women, health, family, news, protection, government )

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld rulings rejecting two state laws that required women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound image and restricted the use of medication abortion drugs, the AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 4:13 pm
No abortion. Thanks.

John B (185)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 6:12 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the article. Great news and kudos to the Oklahoma Supreme Court for their decision. Read and noted.

Jason S (50)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:14 pm
Good posting, thanks

Nancy C (806)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 7:45 pm
Some sanity...

JL A (281)
Thursday December 6, 2012, 8:36 pm
Law before politics is always welcome.

Freya H (357)
Friday December 7, 2012, 7:38 am
Good for Oklahoma! Stupid laws requiring viewing ultrasounds before an abortion are just the camel's nose in the tent, designed to make the women even more troubled. All this will do is force abortion underground, into the proverbial back alleys. People who are against abortion should be stumping for better birth control - and face up to the reality of human nature and biology.

Gene Jacobson (290)
Friday December 7, 2012, 9:50 am
""Because the United States Supreme Court has previously determined the dispositive issue presented in this manner, this court is not free to impose its own view of the law," the Oklahoma court stated, adding that federal law "is the supreme law of the land" and supersedes state policies."

Good. It isn't as if Republicans don't KNOW this, Roe -v- Wade settled this issue including WHEN during the course of a pregnancy other issues come into play and all of the 20 week "laws" violate that precedent too. They simply continue to pass these laws in hopes of getting the current SCOTUS to overturn Roe -v- Wade, which was issued by a Republican Supreme Court headed by Warren Burger, with the opinion written by Harry Blackmun, both Nixon appointees and from my home state of MN. ALL of those laws restricting access beyond that allowed under Roe-v-Wade are unconstitutional and the precedent should stand as under our common law system the principle of stare decisis (it is settled) rules and subsequent courts are bound by previous court rulings unless there is some substantial change in fact or circumstance that requires redress. And there is NONE here, only some women hating republicans who don't like the idea of abortion in any form and never seem to learn. They are still determined to impose THEIR version of morality on everyone else and that is NOT a legal reason to overturn a prior court's decision, it never has been and never will be, even the strict constructionists on THIS SCOTUS know that - they got ON the court by knowing that and claiming they would not be "activist" judges. So, I fully expect a series of rulings just like this one on all of the crap the republicans have churned out over the last two years and eventually a ruling by the current set of Supreme's that Roe-v-Wade is still law. Though I doubt these people will learn the proper lesson from that, they don't seem capable of learning anything, but will only stall them for a bit as they look for another angle to attack on, none of them will work, the country is not on the same page as this minority group of zealots and never will be. All they can do is waste precious resources and time and I expect they'll continue to as long as they hold majorities, or 2014 in other words. So let them keep their bigotry and religious extremism right out there in front of the American public until at least the 2014 elections, and hopefully beyond so we keep the Presidency in 2016 too. They're helping progressives with this stuff and aren't smart enough to know that. Which is good. The only thing about this that is.

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday December 7, 2012, 3:37 pm
great news thanks Carrie

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday December 7, 2012, 6:20 pm
Noted w/thanks, Carrie. And, Gene: *I'm sorry I'm unable to send you a green star since I sent one in the past wk.
Yes, this is excellent news. Now, if only we could get the same ruling here in AZ where Brewski's been on her broomstick regarding abortion. In all the states where this has become a torch for the rightwingnuts, all the courts have to say is, "Abortion's been legal since 1973, get over it!"

Susanne R (235)
Friday December 7, 2012, 10:50 pm
Common sense prevails! Good for the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma!

Lois, I recently read that Brewer's been MIA for some time, and that no one misses her or wants her back. Have you heard anything to that effect?

Dotti L (85)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 4:45 pm
Good for Oklahoma. Susanne R., I had not heard that about the Brewster. Will ask my relatives who unfortunately, still live in Arizona. About 2 weeks ago, I mentioned Jan Brewers name to my sister. She fairly bit my head off. She is a right wing Evangelical. Will ask the other side of the family (the good side).
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