Abortion

Judge Blocks Oklahoma ID Requirement for Morning-After Pill

Plaintiffs still look to permanently block the law

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A judge blocked a measure Monday that would have forced women to show identification when buying "morning after" emergency contraceptives and required girls under 17 to have a prescription for the medication.

The law was scheduled to take effect Thursday.

The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights is seeking to overturn the law, saying it is unconstitutional and discriminates against women. The group filed a lawsuit earlier this month on behalf of Jo Ann Mangili, of Mounds, who has a 15-year-old daughter, and the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, which has about 1,000 members.