Oklahoma Senate Overrides Abortion Restriction Vetoes

April 27, 2010 - 12:15 PM
The Oklahoma Senate has voted to override Gov. Brad Henry's vetoes of two abortion bills, meaning the bills become law without his signature.
Oklahoma City (AP) - The Oklahoma Senate has voted to override Gov. Brad Henry's vetoes of two abortion bills, meaning the bills become law without his signature.
 
The Republican-controlled Senate voted Tuesday to override the vetoes, a day after the House had done the same.
 
One of the bills requires women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion. The other prohibits pregnant women from seeking damages if physicians withhold information or provide inaccurate information about their pregnancy.
 
The Democratic governor had said the vetoes were needed because the measures lacked exemptions for rape and incest victims.
 
A national abortion rights group calls it among the nation's strictest anti-abortion measures.