Two New Anti-Abortion Laws Blocked In Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Supreme Court says two anti-abortion laws recently passed by the Legislature are unconstitutional and that lower court judges were right to prevent their enforcement.

One law would have required women seeking an abortion to be given an ultrasound image while listening to a description of the fetus. It was passed in 2010.

The other law restricted the off-label use of certain abortion-inducing drugs and was approved last year.

The laws were challenged by the New York based Center for Reproductive Rights.

Oklahoma County judges prohibited their enforcement pending a resolution of the court case.