Local & Regional
Sat April 24, 2010
Henry Vetoes Two Bills
By Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor vetoes 2 abortion bills
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's governor has vetoed two abortion bills that he says has flaws, including no exemption for rape and incest victims.
One of the bills that Gov. Brad Henry denied Friday would have required women seeking abortions early in their pregnancies to undergo an invasive form of ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before having the procedures.
Attorneys for the New York-based abortion rights group, Center for Reproductive Rights, have said the ultrasound bill would have been among the strictest anti-abortion measures in the country if it had been signed into law.
Henry also vetoed a bill to prohibit pregnant women from seeking damages if physicians withhold important information or provide inaccurate information about their pregnancy.