Oklahoma judge upholds law banning common abortion procedure

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 12, 2019) — An Oklahoma judge on Friday upheld a ban on a second-trimester abortion procedure that the state's attorney general has called 'barbaric'.

Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong ruled from the bench following arguments over the ban approved by the state's Republican-controlled Legislature and signed into law in 2015. The law would prevent the use of instruments used in dilation and evacuation procedures commonly performed in the second trimester. Supporters of the ban refer to the method as "dismemberment" abortions.

The law would ban the procedure except when necessary to save the woman's life or prevent a serious health risk to her.

Oklahoma's Republican attorney general, Mike Hunter, praised the ruling.

"Dismemberment abortions are barbaric, brutal and subject unborn children to more cruelty than we allow for death row inmates," Hunter said in a statement.

Of the roughly 5,000 abortions performed in Oklahoma in 2018, nearly 7% were performed using this method, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health statistics.

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