Okla. governor vetoes bill to make performing abortions a felony

by Sarah Ferris  |  published on May 21, 2016

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a bill that would ban virtually all abortions in her state, in a surprising move.

The strongly anti-abortion governor, who has been floated as a possible running mate for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, announced Friday afternoon that she would reject the bill because it was “vague and would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge.”

“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,’ ” Fallin said in a statement, in which she called herself “the most pro-life governor in the nation.”

The bill would have made it a felony for doctors to perform abortions, which opponents say is essentially a ban on the procedure.

  • Vangie Martinez

    So now we know she doesn’t have a Brain or Courage. Sad:(

  • Mys77

    The govenor cowardly backed away from the states pro life stance. N8t buying hercresponse, at all!

    • Retired

      Looking for the Woman vote, that is why she backed out.

  • carpkiller

    She got some piss poor advice, I think.

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      I think she was given the correct information, as far as a constitutional challenge would go.

  • Gail

    Then don’t veto this bill send it back and tell them to straighten out the wording . I know I won’t vote for her as VP . God has surely put an X by her name for continuing to kill the most helpless of us all . Remember when you don’t think it is human until it is out of the womb . Think of this a human has sex with a human to get a human . Not an animal ! Animals are protected against genicide . Bill Clinton put into law his third day of his presidency that you could cut the head of of the smallest human while in the womb. From records on Hillary she has used this procedure quite regular in her life .

    • Eric Rohn

      Sometimes we confuse moral issues with legal issues. It’s disappointing that the OK legislature could not have done a better job of wording the bill before forwarding to the Governor. After all they are all lawyers, aren’t they?

      • Gail

        Well I think that argument will not stand before God . We are to stop evil where it exists . Gods word to us about lawyers woe to lawyers
        for they practice trickery and deceit. Lawyers are one of the biggest problems this country has. Just look at the justice dept ! The governor is suppose to be an American and a fighter for the rights of the most innocent of us all. Our laws were based on the 10 commandments. Not the made up junk by lawyers . God first family second and country third .
        Our country has thrown morality out the door .

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