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Progress in favour of life. Oklahoma restricts abortion pills

The law restricted the options to abort.On 23rd February 2016, Oklahoma Supreme Court in the United States backed the validity of a law that established stricter regulations for the administration of abortion pills (abortion inducing drugs). In 2014, the Oklahoma Legislature passed law H.B. 2684 banning the use of Mifeprex (known as mifepristone or RU-486) and misoprostol to induce abortions. The law requires that Mifeprex be administered following a protocol approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The ruling of the Court in the case “Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Cline” revoked the decision of the lower court that had considered the law as unconstitutional. The appeal against the law had been brought by a Tulsa Abortion Centre and a Coalition for Reproductive Justice, which considered that the law restricted the options to abort by prohibiting the off-label use of drugs (i.e. for uses not initially authorised by the FDA) to induce abortion.

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