OKLAHOMA CITY – A spokesman for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says the office is reviewing a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas abortion law that’s similar to one passed in Oklahoma.
Pruitt spokesman Will Gattenby did not say whether Oklahoma would continue defending its law after the nation’s highest court ruled the Texas law unconstitutionally limited a woman’s right to an abortion.
The Texas measure required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and forced clinics to meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery.
Oklahoma U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford, who are both Republicans, criticized the court’s ruling, saying the law protected women’s health.
Trust Women, an abortion provider that plans to open a clinic in Oklahoma City, says it is “elated” by the decision.