Judge stops Oklahoma abortion law - UPI.comOKLAHOMA CITY, May 3 (UPI) -- Oklahoma's new law requiring women to submit to an ultrasound procedure shortly before getting an abortion was put on hold by a judge Monday.
Oklahoma County District Judge Noma Gurich signed an agreement stopping enforcement of the law and scheduled a July 19 hearing to hear complaints about it, The Oklahoman reported.
Abortion facilities contend the ultrasound law requiring women to undergo ultrasounds within an hour before terminating a pregnancy is unfair because it treats treats abortion providers differently than other medical personnel.
Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry vetoed a bill with the ultrasound requirement but the state Senate overrode him Tuesday and the law had gone into effect immediately.
Once again, the party of "small government" , the Repubs, continues its efforts to give gov't more and more intrusive powers, this time allowing them to stick their arrogant noses into women's health rights.