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The Oklahoma Senate has delayed action on a bill to prevent girls younger than 17 from buying the so-called morning-after pill without a prescription after the measure's author realized it applied only to females.

Norman Republican Sen. Rob Standridge brought the bill up for consideration Tuesday in the Senate. The measure prohibits girls younger than 17 from purchasing the morning-after emergency contraceptive without a prescription.

Judge Blocks Oklahoma Morning-After Pill Law

Aug 19, 2013
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An Oklahoma judge has blocked legislation that would have restricted access to over the counter emergency contraceptives in the state.

Oklahoma County District Judge Lisa Davis granted a temporary restraining order this morning stopping the new law that would have required girls under the age of 17 to have a prescription before a pharmacist would give them the “morning after” pill.

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A coalition of reproductive rights advocates has filed a lawsuit to block enforcement of an Oklahoma law that restricts access to the morning-after emergency contraception pill.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court on behalf of the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice and Jo Ann Mangili of Mounds, the mother of a 15-year-old girl.

Attorney: Contraception Mandate Losing Legal Battle

Jul 19, 2013
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An attorney representing Hobby Lobby Inc. says “the tide is turning” against a federal mandate requiring companies to pay for what they view as unacceptable forms of contraception for their workers.

Kyle Duncan said Friday’s ruling by a federal judge exempting Hobby Lobby from paying for the medications as part of the store’s health care plan likely means the mandate will die.