Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Oklahoma Does It Again; Overrides Abortion Bill Veto

Got to hand it to the state legislators in Oklahoma. From One News Now:
"The Oklahoma Legislature has overridden the governor's veto of an abortion bill that would require women and doctors to complete 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 pro-life 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."