Thursday, May 25, 2006

Sebelius veto sustained on abortion records

TOPEKA, Kan. - Anti-abortion legislators failed Thursday in an attempt to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' veto of a records bill. The bill would have required physicians to inform state health officials about each late-term abortion and whether the fetus was abnormal. It also would have increased the information doctors would have had to report, including how a woman would have been harmed without the procedure. The Senate voted 23-12 Thursday to override the governor's veto, less than the 27 votes, or two-thirds majority, needed to override. The vote came as legislators reteurned to Topeka for the final day of this year's session. The bill's supporters had said it would give Kansans better information about abortions and help officials determine whether doctors and clinics are complying with restrictions on the procedure.

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