Oklahoma governor's veto sticks
May 28, 2016
Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won't be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill to make it a felony crime. Senate leaders said they didn't have the 32 Senate votes needed to overcome Fallin's veto.

While it is a felony for non-doctors to perform abortions in Oklahoma, what state Senator Nathan Dahm wanted in his bill was to remove an exemption from the law for licensed doctors.

Fallin, who is far from pro choice, in the past signed numerous anti-abortion laws. She didn't agree to the latest one saying it wouldn't survive a legal challenge because it was too vaguely worded.

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