Oklahoma City, Okla., May 1, 2019 / 23:16 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law restricting the way in which the abortion pill is used.
The 7-1 decision rejected H.B. 2684, a five-year-old piece of legislation signed into law by then-Governor Mary Fallin.
In 2000, the FDA approved a medical abortion protocol that involves administering two drugs, several days apart. The drugs are approved for use up to 49 days in pregnancy.
One year later, 96% of medical abortions were not following this protocol, the Oklahoman reported.
In 2014, Oklahoma enacted a law requiring doctors to follow the on-label protocol for medical abortions. The Center for Reproductive Rights sued, saying the regulation posed an undue burden on women and arguing that no other state had this requirement.