U.S. Supreme Court ends Oklahoma's bid to limit drug abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has rejected Oklahoma's bid to revive a state law that the Oklahoma Supreme Court said would effectively ban all drug-induced abortions.

The justices did not comment Monday in dismissing the state's appeal of the Oklahoma high court ruling that struck down the law last year.

Monday's action follows an unusual request by the justices for a clarification about whether the law that was passed in 2011 applied to three specific drugs that can cause abortions -- including mifepristone, more commonly known as RU-486. Last week the Oklahoma court answered yes.

Oklahoma is among five states -- the others are Arizona, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas -- that have sought to restrict medical abortions by limiting or banning off-label uses of drugs.

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