AG Hunter: OK Supreme Court ‘mistaken’ to hear challenges to abortion restrictions

The Oklahoma Supreme Court should stop ruling on lawsuits about abortion restrictions because the state constitution doesn’t recognize a right to abortion, the Oklahoma attorney general argued last week to the state’s justices.

“Oklahoma’s founders never intended nor created a right to abortion, nor have Oklahoma’s people ever voted to create such a right,” the attorney general’s office told the high court.

The written arguments came in a case challenging the law passed by the Oklahoma Legislature banning dismemberment abortion after 14 weeks unless a “fetal demise” procedure is performed first.

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