Appeals court blocks Oklahoma COVID-19-related abortion ban
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld a lower-court order that overturned the Oklahoma governor’s ban on abortions during the coronavirus outbreak emergency. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously Monday to let stand a temporary restraining order issued April 6 by U.S. District Judge Charles Goodwin in Oklahoma City. In an eight-page opinion, the panel said that that since the order expires April 20, no irreparable harm was done by the order. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt included the ban in a March 27 executive order banning elective surgeries amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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