Senators Fail to Override Abortion Veto

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Anti-abortion senators in Kansas have failed to override a veto of a bill on late-term procedures.

The vote Thursday night was 25-13, two short of the two-thirds majority needed.

The bill would have required doctors who perform late-term abortions to submit more detailed reports on each procedure. It would also have allowed lawsuits against doctors if a woman later came to believe her late-term abortion was illegal.

And county prosecutors would have had more authority to file criminal charges over questionable abortions throughout Kansas.

Then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed the measure last month, only days before resigning to become U.S. secretary of health and human services.

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