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      Clinic: New Okla. abortion law hard on patients

      OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The manager of an Oklahoma abortion clinic says complying with the requirements of the state's new ultrasound law is causing some patients to become emotional.

      Reproductive Services of Tulsa director Linda Meek said Wednesday the clinic is complying with a new law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion.

      But Meek says the experience has been difficult for some patients. She says some have walked out of the room where ultrasound procedures are performed in tears because of what they had to hear. She says no patients have canceled an abortion.

      The clinic is challenging the constitutionality of the law. A hearing on a temporary restraining order is set Monday.

      (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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