Supreme Court justices dismiss another Oklahoma law on abortion
November 12th, 2013
12:03 PM ET
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Supreme Court justices dismiss another Oklahoma law on abortion

Washington (CNN) - Oklahoma lost another round in its effort to restrict abortions when the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to hear an appeal in a case that would force women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound first.

The justices, without comment, refused to accept the state's appeal over HB 2780, which would require healthcare providers to perform an ultrasound scan before terminating a woman's pregnancy.

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  1. rs

    What part of Un-Constitutional does the GOP not get? Aside from the legality of the laws they pass, these uber restrictive laws are not doing anything for GOP with women voyers. Cuccinnelli for example lost in the single-female demographic (in Virginia) by 46 points.
    It isn't as if the GOP really is pro-life, given all the ways the GOP hurts the poor, women, children, vets, and the elderly- never mind their pro-polluter/anti-environment mindset, so, pursuing these obviously illegal anti-abortion laws really makes no sense- except to keep their single-issue voters riled up.

    November 12, 2013 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. Data Driven

    Roe v. Wade: the law of the land.

    Gotta overturn it first, conservatives - if you can. THEN you can wave your magic wands at women.

    November 12, 2013 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  3. pkMyt1

    Another GOP sponsored intrusive regulation bites the dust.

    November 12, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Republicans complailn that the ACA makes you buy something that you don't want, and then they turn right around and pass a bill that makes a pregnant woman pay for and undergo an ultra-sound test.

    November 12, 2013 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  5. bill

    either way the kid dies. war on women? no war on babies.

    November 12, 2013 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Good decision. Republicans think they're slick. They pass this bill, and then doctors refuste to perform the test. I wish one of these pious, Christian conservatives would explain to me what are they going to do when they discover that Satan has impregnated a woman, which would lead to the birth of the prophesied anti-Christ. Would they terminate the pregnancy?

    November 12, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  7. Silence DoGood

    I find it odd that the same conservative groups that cry out against government telling them what to do have no problem telling someone else what to do or believe.

    November 12, 2013 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    I guess the conservatives on the SCOTUS haven't found the "Big One" that they're really looking for. small inroads won't satisfy them. They're probably waiting for the TX law to come around so they can declare open season, at least for the red states, on women controlling their own uteri.

    November 12, 2013 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  9. Olorinstaff

    I know some off you think an embryo or a fetus is a baby. Get over it. It's a women's right to choice and it's none of your business.

    November 12, 2013 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  10. Ol' Yeller

    YES! The republicant crazies here in OK are trying to pass a bill to term limit the OSC because they won't agree with them on these patently unconstitutional laws they keep passing. The OSC has admonished the Legislature time and time again about the millions in tax payer's money lost passing these flawed bills and then trying to defend them. Of course old Failin (our guvnur- Mary- just like Palin, only blond and not as smart... if you can even imagine that) keeps signing them like they were autographs.

    November 12, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  11. jinx9to88

    Funny how the GOP cries about don't take my laws away or my constitutional right but yet they try to pass laws that take women's rights away. The GOP wonder why they can't win national elections.

    November 12, 2013 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  12. Lolo

    They just won't let go. Please GOP/TP Klan, move to the moon. On and on about the same old nonsense. This just shows you that they are still living in the 1950's. Rove v. Wade is how many years ago. Please GOP find another hobby, because legislation is definitrly not your strong suit.

    November 12, 2013 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  13. smorkingapple

    OK outlaw abortion. Who's taking care of the child now? We expanding welfare or food stamps? We making adoption cheaper? You doing anything to level the playing field for those parents who can barely afford to take care of themselves to support a family now? If you have no answers to those questions, your stance on abortion is just not serious.

    We can barely handle the current population. I think population control will be on the table at some point in our or our children's lifetimes and you want to eliminate the only version we have now? Good luck.

    November 12, 2013 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  14. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The justices, without comment, refused to accept the state's appeal over HB 2780, which would require healthcare providers to perform an ultrasound scan before terminating a woman's pregnancy."

    Ah, yes. The political party of less government once again oversteps its bounds by insisting on more government intrusion into the lives of others.

    Nosy Parkers.

    November 12, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  15. just asking

    pkMyt1
    Another GOP sponsored intrusive regulation bites the dust.
    ---

    how is an ultrasound intrusive?

    November 12, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  16. Sniffit

    "OK outlaw abortion. Who's taking care of the child now?"

    Well, in a GOP/Teatroll perfect world, they will all be shipped to Christian orphanages to be indoctrinated until their 18th birthday, and then sent to the military as fodder for 'Murika's corporate imperialist war machine.

    "how is an ultrasound intrusive?"

    Search "transducer probe" via Google. And that's not even considering how "intrusive" these laws are with respect to the private doctor-patient relationship and decision-making of these women and their doctors or with respect to their Constitutional rights.

    November 12, 2013 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    "OK outlaw abortion. Who's taking care of the child now?"

    Well, in a GOP/Teatroll perfect world, they will all be shipped to Christian orphanages to be indoctrinated until their 18th birthday, and then sent to the military as fodder for 'Murika's corporate imperialist war machine.

    November 12, 2013 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  18. Silence DoGood

    @just asking "how is an ultrasound intrusive?"

    answer 1 – because it has nothing to with ultrasound – the ultra right is trying to make a point that if the ultrasound showed any it would instantly and miraculously convert the doctor and patient both to their religion. Amazing how these religious folks must be deceptive with their morality laws.

    answer 2 – because that is the government telling the doctor how to practice medicine and telling a woman what to do with her body.

    November 12, 2013 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  19. cindymiller

    Save the babies world needs to love theme gifts from god

    November 12, 2013 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    "how is an ultrasound intrusive?"

    Search "transducer probe" via teh Googlez. I suggest you look at the diagrams really closely.

    And that's not even considering how "intrusive" these laws are with respect to the private doctor-patient relationship and decision-making of these women and their doctors and with respect to women's Constitutional rights.

    November 12, 2013 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  21. Bill

    If the GOP continues its biblical crusade against women's rights, it will be a long time before they can win elections that matter, i.e. White House. So keep it up bible beaters and see where it gets you.

    November 12, 2013 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  22. Sandy

    how is an ultrasound intrusive?
    __________

    If it is not needed or wanted and still forced on someone, it's INTRUSIVE.

    November 12, 2013 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    "what are they going to do when they discover that Satan has impregnated a woman, which would lead to the birth of the prophesied anti-Christ. Would they terminate the pregnancy?"

    Are you kidding? Hell no. They're itching like they have the clap for the "end times." They think Jesus is coming back to give every self-declared morally superior Christian a gold star sticker and rapture them up into Heaven to chill out with God who, by the way, is so awesome and infallible that he's like a galactic version of guy from the Dos Equis commercial, but with magic powers. Even better, as far as they're concerned, will be the part where all the heathens and minorities over whom they have self-declared their superiority all get "judged" and labeled with a "mark" and then sent to hell while they all sing "we told you so" and laugh and point and gloat. Seriously dude, they CAN'T WAIT for it.

    November 12, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    "Another GOP sponsored intrusive regulation bites the dust.
    -

    how is an ultrasound intrusive?"

    Had your prostate examined yet? Now, follow along carefully: switch the finger with one of those large MagLight flashlights and then come back and tell us what intrusive means.

    November 12, 2013 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  25. Jake

    I agree. You shouldn't force woman to see the baby they are murdering under the guise of healthcare and choice. It would be cruel and unusual punishment to introduce the truth into this murderous procedure.

    November 12, 2013 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
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