Oklahoma’s ‘pro-life’ governor unexpectedly vetoes new abortion bill
Oklahoma’s Republican governor on Friday evening vetoed a bill that would have criminalized performing abortions in the state.
In a statement explaining her veto, Gov. Mary Fallin said SB 1552’s exemption for threat to the life of the mother was “vague” and “ambiguous.”
“The bill is so ambiguous and so vague that doctors cannot be certain what medical circumstances would be considered ‘necessary to preserve the life of the mother,’ ” she said.
The governor, who is considered a potential running mate to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, previously claimed to have signed every piece of pro-life legislation to reach her desk.
State Sen. Nathan Dahm, a Republican who authored the bill, said he was surprised by Ms. Fallin’s decision, based on her strong pro-life record.
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