Okla. Supreme Court Stops Abortion Restrictions

Until the courts have the chance to rule on their constitutionality


Oklahoma cannot enforce two new restrictions on abortion until courts have ruled on their constitutionality, the state Supreme Court said Tuesday.

The ruling means the state cannot require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The court also barred Oklahoma from enforcing a requirement that abortion-inducing drugs can only be administered according to Food and Drug Administration protocols.

The justices said they were making no decision on the merits of Oklahoma's new abortion law.