Lawsuit Filed | Oklahoma Invasive Probe of Vagina Abortion Law

RedTracker| The Center for Reproductive Rights immediately filed suit against a new Oklahoma law that insists a woman undergo a vaginal ultrasound, using an invasive probe device, before she can have an abortion in the state. Doctors or technicians must also describe in detail the ultrasound images to the woman.

Two new anti-abortion laws were vetoed by the governor and then overridden by the state legislature.

Daniel McConchie, vice president of government affairs at Americans United for Life, said the group supports ultrasound laws because they “help provide women with more information about what they are doing and helps ensure their health and safety.” Wall Street Journal

Anti-abortion activists are working aggressively to insure that state-created health-care exchanges, required under President Obama’s new health care law do not provide insurance for abortions.