Grau Praises Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

Rep. Randy Grau today praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s action on a request that they determine whether the state can regulate the prescription of abortion-inducing drugs.

Grau and state Sen. Greg Treat were the authors of House Bill 1970, which required physicians to examine their patients before prescribing an abortion-inducing drug and to follow the Federal Drug Administration protocol in prescribing certain drugs to ensure their proper use.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down the law.

Grau filed a brief supporting the bill in the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and was one of 79 Oklahoma state lawmakers in conjunction with American United for Life that filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s request that the Supreme Court hear Cline v. OK Coalition for Reproductive Justice.

The U.S. Supreme Court has sent questions back to the Oklahoma Supreme Court that they want answered. The high court will wait on answers from the state supreme court before taking further action.

“This confirms my concern all along that the Oklahoma Supreme Court sidestepped the specific issues in this case and the purpose of the bill, which is to protect the health and safety of Oklahoma patients,” said Grau, R-Edmond.

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