Attorney says Oklahoma abortion law is unconstitutional
October 13, 2015 at 4:58 PM CDT - Updated July 10 at 2:05 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An attorney for an abortion rights group says a new law scheduled to take effect Nov. 1 contains multiple subjects in violation of the Oklahoma Constitution and should be voided by the state's highest court.
Ilene Jaroslaw with the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights argued against the law Tuesday during a hearing before an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee.
The center filed a lawsuit on behalf of Dr. Larry Burns of Norman, who performs nearly half of Oklahoma's abortions and has been in practice for more than four decades.
Assistant Attorney General Sarah Greenwalt maintains the four separate provisions of the law all deal with enforcement of abortion-related laws. Greenwalt also criticized the plaintiffs for waiting so long to challenge the law.