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Abortion rights group appeals OK ruling

Posted at 11:34 AM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 12:34:33-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A New York-based abortion rights group is appealing a ruling by an Oklahoma judge who upheld a state law that opponents say restricts abortions.

The Center for Reproductive Rights asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday to overturn last month's ruling by Oklahoma County District Judge Thomas Prince. Prince denied the group's request to declare the measure unconstitutional but said a Supreme Court order preventing the law from going into effect would remain in place until the case is resolved.

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The group claimed the law violates the state constitution's requirement that legislation cover a single subject. The law encompasses four abortion-related topics: minors and parental consent; tissue preservation; inspection of clinics and legal liability for abortion providers.

Prince ruled the topics all pertain to abortion procedure compliance requirements.

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