And so it begins.
An abortion advocacy group filed for a restraining order against the Oklahoma law requiring women to have an ultrasound before having an abortion. So Oklahoma County District Judge Noma Gurich did exactly what the abortionists wanted. So once again, this move puts abortion in the hands of judges rather than allowing elected officials to decide.
The AP reports:
Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has agreed to a court order requested by abortion providers to temporarily block enforcement of a new state law, which requires women to get an ultrasound and hear a detailed description of the fetus.
The agreement was announced Monday, before a scheduled hearing in Oklahoma County District Court on the request for a temporary restraining order by the Center for Reproductive Rights. District Judge Noma Gurich said attorneys for both sides told her they would accept the order.
Gurich says she will now schedule a hearing for sometime in July on a request for a temporary injunction against the law. An injunction would extend the restraining order. She said she expected to sign the temporary restraining order later Monday.
The abortionists argued that seeing the ultrasound or hearing a description of the baby in the womb might be “unwanted speech” that could harm the doctor/patient relationship.
Be assured that this law will be kept in limbo for many many years until the Supreme Court rules on it.