– Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down two abortion bans passed in 2021

– The bans relied on private lawsuits and had narrow exceptions for medical emergencies

– The court said the bans violated women’s constitutional right to end a pregnancy to save their life

– The ruling does not affect a 1910 law that still prohibits most abortions in Oklahoma

– Oklahoma is one of many states that tried to ban abortion after Roe v. Wade was overturned

– State supreme courts have become key players in deciding abortion access across the country

– Some doctors have faced difficulties in providing care for patients under strict abortion laws

– Abortion rights groups and medical practitioners challenged the laws in court

– The laws were modeled on a Texas law that banned abortion after six weeks of pregnancy

–Another law that made abortion a felony was struck down by the court in March

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