The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a 2011 state law restricting abortions effectively bans all drug-induced abortions, despite arguments that the state only wished to prohibit off-label uses of the drugs.
The Oklahoma court Tuesday answered questions posed by the U.S. Supreme Court, which asked the state court in June to clarify two issues before they consider an appeal from Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.
About 300 people gathered in St. Paul in April last year to stand for women's rights in areas such as: reproduction, abortion, contraception, health care, LGBT equality, workers rights, rape victim rights. This was one of many nation-wide events called "Unite Against the War On Women."
The official clock ran out on Texas lawmakers overnight, which effectively killed a bill that would have dramatically restricted abortion in the nation's second most populous state. Hours of chaos and confusion in Austin finally lifted as Texas Senate leaders decided that the vote on Senate Bill 5 did not clear a constitutionally-mandated hurdle that it pass before midnight.
Abortion providers in Oklahoma would be required to answer dozens of new questions on a state questionnaire under a bill given final approval in the House despite concerns the bill paves the way for costly litigation against the state.
A new report shows that more than one in five births to teen mothers in Oklahoma between ages 15 and 19 is a second birth.
State health officials on Thursday released details from the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that shows Oklahoma is one of just eight states with a repeat teen birth higher than 20 percent. The report notes the national rate is a little more than 18 percent.