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12:12 pm
Tue April 27, 2010

Abortion Override in Senate

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Senate overrides abortion bills veto

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has voted to override Gov. Brad Henry's veto of two abortion bills, clearing the way for the bills to become law without his signature.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 36-12 Tuesday to override the veto of a bill requiring women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion.

The Senate also voted 36-12 to override a veto of legislation that prohibits pregnant women from seeking damages if physicians withhold information or provide inaccurate information about their pregnancy.

Both override votes received just enough support. Henry had said the vetoes were needed because the measures lacked exemptions for rape and incest victims.