Supreme Court Declines to Take Oklahoma Abortion Case

Leaves in place ruling striking down mandated ultrasounds before terminating pregnancies


The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up a case examining the constitutionality of an Oklahoma law that required doctors to perform an ultrasound and verbally describe the condition of the fetus to the patient an hour before performing any abortion.

The court turned aside the appeal without comment.

The action lets stand a December ruling by the Oklahoma Supreme Court striking down the statute as an undue burden on a woman's right to decide whether to have an abortion.