By Robin Marty
“When trying to understand the latest in reproductive health on a state by state basis, there are various places a person can look: local pro-life and pro-choice organizations, news feeds, activists on either side. But to follow the latest in women’s health care in the state of Oklahoma, you’re better off if you have a legal degree.
On December 18th an Oklahoma judge ruled to continue to block an abortion law that has been on hold for over two months. The law is believed to be unconstitutional, as it addresses multiple separate subjects in one law, where as the Oklahoma state constitution prohibits more than one topic at a time.
‘It’s clear [the judge] understands that this law is a violation of the state constitution,’ stated Jennifer Mondino, attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights, during a press conference after the ruling. ‘He made a comment at the end…that he is a very strong proponent of the state legislature, but a stronger proponent of the state constitution.'”