Bloomberg Law
May 4, 2022, 1:12 PM

Oklahoma’s Texas-Style Six-Week Abortion Ban OK’d for Now

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

An Oklahoma law that outlaws abortions after just six weeks of pregnancy will be immediately enforceable once it takes effect, as the state’s top court declined to block it while deciding whether to hear a case challenging the law’s validity under the Oklahoma Constitution.

The decision potentially shuts down abortion in Oklahoma for now because most abortions take place after the six-week mark. The Oklahoma Supreme Court didn’t say if it will hear the case or insist that it be submitted to a state trial court first.

The news followed the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.