Appeals court blocks Oklahoma COVID-19-related abortion ban

1 year 7 months 3 weeks ago Monday, April 13 2020 Apr 13, 2020 April 13, 2020 9:00 PM April 13, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

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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