Washington • The Supreme Court said Monday it will leave in place an Oklahoma court ruling that struck down a state law limiting drug-induced abortions.
The justices did not comment in dismissing the state's appeal of last year's ruling by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. That ruling had invalidated a law requiring doctors to administer the drugs in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration protocol.
Although the Supreme Court said in June that it would take up the case, the justices took the unusual step of first asking the Oklahoma court to clarify its ruling. Writing last week, the Oklahoma Supreme Court said that the law would not only limit drug-induced abortions, but also effectively ban them altogether.