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SUPREME COURT-ABORTION DRUGS
Supreme Court dismisses Oklahoma appeal seeking limits on drug-induced abortions
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, November 4, 2013 9:55 AM EST
The Supreme Court has rejected Oklahoma's bid to revive a state law that the Oklahoma Supreme Court said would effectively ban all drug-induced abortions.
Monday's action follows an unusual request by the justices for a clarification about whether the law that was passed in 2011 applied to three specific drugs that can cause abortions — including mifepristone, more commonly known as RU-486. Last week the Oklahoma court answered yes.
Oklahoma is among five states — the others are Arizona, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas — that have sought to restrict medical abortions by limiting or banning off-label uses of drugs.