Judge rules Oklahoma abortion law unconstitutional

Nolan Clay Modified: August 18, 2009 at 3:41 pm •  Published: August 18, 2009

A judge today ruled unconstitutional a state law that requires doctors to give women seeking an abortion an ultrasound before the procedure.

The law requires a doctor to describe to the pregnant woman what she is seeing in the ultrasound.

Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson ruled the law violated a constitutional provision that legislation must deal with a single subject. She noted the law was a compilation of five bills.