May 25, 2010 4:45 PM by Greg Boyce

Oklahoma legislature overrides Governor's veto of abortion bill

The Oklahoma Legislature has overridden the governor's veto of an abortion bill that would require women and doctors to complete lengthy questionnaires before the procedure could be done.

It is the third time this session the Republican-controlled House and Senate have overridden Democratic Gov. Brad Henry's veto of an abortion-related measure. In the Senate, a handful of anti-abortion Democrats joined with Republicans on Tuesday to reach the votes needed for the override. The House easily voted for the override on Monday.

Another bill that the legislature passed over the governor's veto would require women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before receiving an abortion. It is on hold because of a legal challenge.


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