December 19th, 2009
07:51 AM ET
6 months ago

Oklahoma judge extends hold on controversial abortion law

(CNN) - A judge in Oklahoma extended on Friday a temporary restraining order on a law that would post information online about women who get abortions in the state.

In extending the restraining order, Oklahoma County District Judge Daniel Owens denied the state's motion to dismiss the case, putting the measure on hold until a February 19 hearing.

"We are very pleased with today's ruling. This law is a profound intrusion on women's privacy and a waste of taxpayers' money," attorney Jennifer Mondino of the Center for Reproductive Rights said in a written statement. The New York-based center had filed a suit on behalf of former state Rep. Wanda Jo Stapleton and another Oklahoma resident.

"Women in Oklahoma should not have to jump through hoops to access legal medical care and the government has no business violating the state constitution to impose those obstacles," Mondino said.

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  1. Diana

    I am shocked at myself to just find out that there is was a chance this would happen here in my country. This to me like a third world country law. As a mother and grandmother of women and girls I am horrified

    December 19, 2009 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |