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Oklahoma Governor Vetoes The Bill That Would've Made Abortion A Felony

Mary Fallin criticized the bill for an absence of "analysis or medical standard."

By Samantha Crook | May 20, 2016

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a bill that would've banned abortions in the state.

Senate Bill 1552 passed in the Oklahoma state Senate on Thursday. It would've made it a felony for doctors to perform abortions — contradicting the landmark federal case legalizing abortion, Roe v. Wade.

In her press statement, Fallin was referred to as "the most pro-life governor in the nation," but she called the Senate bill "vague." She criticized the bill for an absence of "analysis or medical standard."

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She said in the statement: "While I consistently have and continue to support a re-examination of the United States Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, this legislation cannot accomplish that re-examination."

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