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Pruitt Rips Okla. High Court On Abortion Dismissal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's Republican Attorney General Scott Pruitt is criticizing the Oklahoma Supreme Court for its interpretation of a state law restricting drug-induced abortions that he says led to its dismissal.

Read 'High Court Ends Okla. Bid to Limit Drug Abortions'

The U.S. Supreme Court did not comment Monday in dismissing Pruitt's appeal of last year's ruling by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, which found the law unconstitutional. Oklahoma's high court issued a ruling last week that said the law not only limited drug-induced abortions, but also effectively banned them altogether.

In a statement Monday, Pruitt chastised the Oklahoma court's "broad and erroneous interpretation" of the Oklahoma law. He says the interpretation left the U.S. Supreme Court little choice but to dismiss the case.

Anti-abortion activists say they plan to continue pushing more abortion restrictions in the Republican-controlled Oklahoma Legislature.

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