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New Oklahoma Abortion Law Challenged in Court

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An abortion rights group is challenging a new law in Oklahoma that would allow doctors who perform medication abortions to face felony charges for not informing women about the possibility of reversing the process.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court on behalf of a Tulsa abortion clinic and its owner, Dr. Alan Braid. The attorneys representing Braid are from the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights.

The measure requires medical providers to tell women who are taking medication to end their pregnancies that the process can be reversed after they take the first of two pills.

The lawsuit contends the claim isn’t supported by scientific evidence.
The law goes into effect Nov. 1. A federal judge in North Dakota blocked a similar law earlier this month.