Oklahoma Judge Blocks Law Banning Abortion at 6 Weeks, Upholds Restrictions on Pill Abortion

An Oklahoma judge temporarily blocked two new abortion laws from taking effect in November, including one that bans the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy, but upheld three others.

While District Judge Cindy Truong blocked two anti-abortion laws, she allowed three others that restrict medication-induced abortions and require doctors who perform abortions to be board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology to move forward, according to the Associated Press.

Rabia Muqaddam, a staff attorney for the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, which challenged the five new Oklahoma laws said the laws would severely limit access to abortion services.

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