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4:52 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Abortion Override

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has overriden Gov. Brad Henry's vetoes of two anti-abortion measures.

House members voted 81-14 Monday to override Henry's veto of a bill to require women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a description of the fetus before getting abortions.

The House voted 84-12 to override a second veto of legislation to prevent lawsuits in cases where a parent might argue a child with birth defects would've been better off aborted.

At least 76 votes, or three-quarters of the 101-member House, were needed to override.

Override votes must still pass in the Senate for the bills to become law. Tuesday is the earliest a vote will be conducted and at least 36 votes are needed in the 48-member Senate.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.