Okla. House Votes To Override Abortion Veto
KSCB News - May 25, 2010 12:00 am
The Oklahoma House has voted to override
the governor’s veto of a bill requiring women and their doctors to
complete a lengthy questionnaire before an abortion.
With no debate, the House voted 84-13 on Monday to override Gov.
Brad Henry’s veto. An override likely will face stiffer opposition
in the Senate, where 32 votes are needed for a veto override. The
bill passed the Senate 32-11 earlier this year.
The bill would require women to complete a form that contains
questions about their race, education, pregnancy history,
relationships and reasons for getting an abortion.
Henry said the bill was a “barrier to legal medical
It is the third abortion bill Henry has vetoed this year. The
other two were overridden by the Republican-controlled Legislature.