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Wanda Jo Stapleton September 25th, 2013

Thanks for publishing that great commentary (Sept. 11, Gazette) titled “Contraception empowers women” by Ryan Kiesel. Kiesel said that Oklahoma legislators passed an amendment to “limit access to emergency contraception in Oklahoma.” Limiting access to emergency contraception would undoubtedly mean more unintended pregnancies, thus the likelihood of more abortions — abortions which these same legislators fanatically oppose! What a revolting development!

There is an update. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) joined the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice to challenge the law. On Aug. 19, the case went before Oklahoma District Judge Lisa Davis. She ruled that the law cannot go into effect while the lawsuit is pending. She added that CRR’s challenge has a high likelihood of succeeding if the case is appealed to a higher court.

Meanwhile, women may buy emergency contraception (also called Plan B or the morning-after pill) on pharmacy shelves.

— Oklahoma City

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