File photo of Oklahoma Republican Governor Mary Fallin making remarks before the opening of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill to jail abortion doctors

File photo of Oklahoma Republican Governor Mary Fallin making remarks before the opening of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in WashingtonOklahoma’s Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill calling for prison terms of up the three years for doctors who performed abortions, saying the legislation would not withstand a criminal constitutional legal challenge, her office said on Friday. The bill, which was approved a day earlier in the Republican-dominated legislature, would have made performing an abortion a felony. The bill allowed an exemption for an abortion necessary to save the life of the mother.

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