OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lawmakers who supported two abortion bills
that Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry vetoed promised an override vote in
the House and Senate as early as next week.
Henry denied the legislation Friday, saying the bills were an
unconstitutional attempt by the state Legislature to insert
government into the private lives and decisions of citizens.
One measure would have required women to undergo an intrusive
ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before
getting abortions. Henry said that legislation is flawed because it
does not allow rape and incest victims to be exempted.
Henry also vetoed a bill to prohibit pregnant women from seeking
damages if physicians withhold important information or provide
inaccurate information about their pregnancy.