Pruitt says he's happy with US Supreme Court look

Attorney General Scott Pruitt

Pruitt says he's happy with US Supreme Court look

CREATED Jun. 27, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says he welcomes a possible U.S. Supreme Court review of a 2011 anti-abortion law passed by the state Legislature.

Justices said Thursday they need answers to two questions before deciding whether to review an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling that struck down the law as unconstitutional.

The law prohibits off-label uses of certain abortion-inducing drugs and requires doctors to examine women before prescribing them.

The justices said they want to know if the law prohibits using one drug to stop abortions and prohibits using another to treat ectopic pregnancies.

Pruitt says the law does not ban the use of abortion-inducing drugs, just what he calls ``harmful off-label uses.''

The attorney general said Oklahoma's Supreme Court has ``consistently misapplied'' federal law to set aside state anti-abortion laws.

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