11 October 2008

Oklahoma Abortion Law - Seems Very Strange...

The Associated Press: Okla. abortion ultrasound requirement challenged

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An advocacy group is suing over an Oklahoma law that prohibits a woman from getting an abortion unless she first has an ultrasound and the doctor describes to her what the fetus looks like.

In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court, the Center for Reproductive Rights says that the requirement intrudes on privacy, endangers health and assaults dignity.

The law, set to go into effect Nov. 1, would make Oklahoma the fourth state in the nation to require that ultrasounds be performed before a woman can have an abortion and that the ultrasounds be made available to the patient for viewing, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based health research organization.

The other states are Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Read the rest of the AP article (while it lasts on Google AP)

Boomer Sooner!

(Edit: The Boomer Sooner! is referring to football and NOT an endorsement of the Oklahoma Legislature's actions ... not that my opinion counts, but thinking about that further ... I just wanted to be clear.)

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