Oklahoma governor vetoes abortion bill that would have criminalized providers

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For a governor widely considered to be under consideration as Donald Trump’s vice-presidential pick, the veto represents a rare break from her state party

Molly Redden@mtredden – May 20, 2016

Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma on Friday vetoed a highly contentious proposal to all but ban abortion in the state. The vetoed bill would have made it a criminal felony punishable by three years in prison for any doctor to perform an abortion.

Fallin, a Republican who has signed 18 anti-abortion measures, cited the fact that the bill was vague and likely to be struck down in court.

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