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Judge Denies Motion to Reconsider Oklahoma Forced Ultrasound Bill, But State Keeps Pushing

Robin Marty

The judge who ruled Oklahoma's forced ultrasound bill was unconstitutional has refused the state's attempt to appeal.

Oklahoma Judge Bryan Dixon has denied a motion to reconsider the ruling on the state’s forced ultrasound law, which was found unconstitutional earlier this year.


District Judge Bryan Dixon rejected a motion filed by Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s office to reconsider his decision in an order filed in the court clerk’s office on Tuesday.

In March, Dixon invalidated a law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before the procedure.

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The Oklahoma Attorney General has already vowed to keep pursuing court challenges, despite the mounting costs of litigation, which at last count was over $145,000.

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