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01.24.14 - An Oklahoma state court judge threw out a recently passed law that tried to reinstate unnecessary governmental barriers to emergency contraception. The restrictions required prescriptions for those under age 17 and forced women 17 and older to show indentification as proof that a prescription is not needed, the San Francisco Chronicle reported:
"The judge's ruling today is a win for women," Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice director Martha Skeeters said. "It protects Oklahomans from unintended pregnancies. And it protects Oklahomans from a unique law."
In 2013, the Center won an epic battle against the U.S. government that finally freed emergency contraception from all governmental barriers, a victory for all women across the country.