Abortion rights groups file lawsuit to block 5 pro-life laws in Oklahoma

A group of abortion advocates are suing to prevent five pro-life laws from taking effect in Oklahoma.

The Center for Reproductive Rights, several Planned Parenthood affiliates, the Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice and Tulsa Women’s Reproductive Clinic are among groups that signed onto a lawsuit alleging a slate of new state laws violate a woman’s constitutional right to seek an abortion.

“Oklahoma’s purpose is to deprive people in Oklahoma of their constitutionally protected right to choose whether to terminate their pregnancy before viability,” the lawsuit says.

Filed Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court, the lawsuit names Republican Attorney General John O’Connor, Health Commissioner Lance Frye, district attorneys for Oklahoma and Tulsa counties and state health professionals that oversee medical licenses and pharmacy regulations.

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