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Amicus Curiae Brief

Amicus Curiae Brief

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Published by Tom Ciesielka
Filed in Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Behalf of Key Legislators in Defense of State Law Regulating the Drugs Used for Chemical Abortions
Filed in Oklahoma's Supreme Court on Behalf of Key Legislators in Defense of State Law Regulating the Drugs Used for Chemical Abortions

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IN THESUPREME COURT OF OKLAHOMA No. 110765 ______________________________________________________________________________  ______________________________________________________________________________ Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, on behalf of itself and its members; and Nova Health Systems, d/b/a Reproductive Services, on behalf of itself, its staff and its patients,Plaintiffs-Respondents,vs.Terry L. Cline, in his official capacity as Oklahoma Commissioner of Health; andLyle Kelsey, in his official capacity as Executive Director of the Oklahoma State Board oMedical Licensure and Supervision; and Catherine C. Taylor, in her official capacity asthe President of the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners,Defendants-Petitioners. ______________________________________________________________________________  ______________________________________________________________________________ On Appeal from the District Court of Oklahoma County, State of OklahomaCase No. CV-2011-1722, the Hon. Donald L. Worthington, Judge Presiding.Declaratory Judgment & Injunction ______________________________________________________________________________  ______________________________________________________________________________ BRIEF
 AMICUS CURIAE 
OF HON. REBECCA HAMILTON AND HON. PAM PETERSONIN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANTS-PETITIONERS, FILED PURSUANT TO RULE 1.12(a)(1)WITH THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF ALL OF THE PARTIESCara S. NicklasPaul Benjamin LintonOBA No. 14180Special CounselMcAlister & McAlister Law Firm, P.C.Thomas More SocietyP.O. Box 1569921 Keystone Avenue15 E. 15th Street Suite 200Northbrook, Illinois 60062Edmond, Oklahoma 73083-1569(847) 291-3848 (tel)(405) 359-0701 (tel)(847) 412-1594 (fax)(405) 359-0806 (fax)PBLCONLAW@AOL.COMcnicklas@mmmtlaw.com
 Pro Hac Vice
Admission PendingAttorneys for the
 Amici
 
Table of ContentsInterest of the
 Amici
..........................................................1ARGUMENT:I.THIS COURT IS NOT REQUIRED TO RECOGNIZE A RIGHT TO ABORTIONUNDER THE STATE CONSTITUTION MERELY BECAUSE THE SUPREMECOURT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS RECOGNIZED A RIGHT TOABORTION UNDER THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION.....................2Cases:
 Acuff v. State
, 1955 OK CR 62, 283 P.2d 856......................................9
 Bailey v. City of Tulsa
, 1971 OK CR 499, 491 P.2d 316.............................7
 Board of County Comm’rs of Muskogee County v. Lowery
,2006 OK 31, 136 P.3d 639...............................................7
 Dean v. Crisp
, 1975 OK CR 95, 536 P.2d 961.....................................9
 District of Columbia v. Heller 
, 554 U.S. 570 (2008).................................7
 Ex parte Thomas
, 1908 OK CR 155, 97 P. 260....................................7
 Ex parte Tucci
, 859 S.W.2d 1(Tex. 1993).........................................5
Garrison v. Louisiana
, 379 U.S. 64 (1964)........................................7
Grogan v. Kokh
,
 LLC 
, 2011 OK CIV APP 34, 256 P.3d 1021.........................7
 Kelo v. City of New London
, 545 U.S. 469 (2005)..................................7
 Mahaffey v. Attorney General 
, 564 N.W.2d 104 (Mich. Ct. App. 1997).................6
 McDonald v. City of Chicago
, 130 S.Ct. 3020 (2010)................................7
 Moe v. Secretary of Administration & Finance
, 417 N.E.2d 387 (Mass. 1981)............6
 Pierce v. State
, 1929 OK CR 91, 42 Okla. Crim. 272, 275 P. 393......................7
 Planned Parenthood v. Casey
, 505 U.S. 833 (1992)...............................2, 6i
 
 Preterm Cleveland v. Voinovich
, 627 N.E.2d 570 (Ohio Ct. App. 1993).................6
 Pro-Choice Mississippi, v. Fordice
, 716 So.2d 645 (Miss. 1998).......................6
 Prock v. District Court of Pittsburg County
, 1981 OK 41, 630 P.2d 772................7
 Roe v. Wade
, 410 U.S. 113 (1973)............................................7, 12
Sanders v. State
, 585 A.2d 117 (Del. 1990)........................................5
Serna v. Superior Court 
; 707 P.2d 793 (Cal. 1985)..................................5
Sitz v. Dep’t of State Police
, 506 N.W.2d 209 (Mich. 1993)...........................5
Taylor v. State
, 639 N.E.2d 1052 (Ind. Ct. App. 1994)...............................5
Thomas v. State
, 1926 OK CR 140, 34 Okla. Crim. 63, 244 P. 1116....................7
Turner v. City of Lawton
, 1986 OK 51, 733 P.2d 375................................7
West v. Thompson Newspapers
, 872 P.2d 999 (Utah 1994).........................5-6Statutes:U.S.
 
C
ONST
. art. VI, cl. 2......................................................9U.S. Const. amend. I.........................................................7U.S. Const. amend. II.........................................................7U.S. Const. amend. IV........................................................7U.S. Const. amend. V.........................................................7U.S. Const. amend. VI........................................................7U.S. Const. amend. XIV, § 1.................................................2, 3Okla. Const. art. I, § 1......................................................8-9Okla. Const. art. II, § 7......................................................3, 7Okla. Const. art. II, § 20.......................................................7ii

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