Judge refuses to block Oklahoma law banning telemedicine abortions

By The Christian Post

The first exam room women go into at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center before having an abortion is shown. | (Photo: Reuters/Ilana Panich-Linsman)

A judge has refused to block an Oklahoma law banning telemedicine abortions, or abortions in which a doctor guides a patient via video conference through a medication-induced termination of pregnancy. 

Oklahoma County District Judge Natalie Mai rejected a motion for a preliminary injunction on Oklahoma’s telemedicine ban, as well as another state law mandating that only physicians perform abortions.

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said in a statement on Friday that the litigation against the laws was “extreme” and sought to “overthrow commonsense safety laws.”

Source:The Christian Post