New Hampshire Legislature Overrides Abortion-Consent Law Veto

New Hampshire lawmakers introduced a law requiring abortion providers to let parents know if their under-18-year-old daughter is considering an abortion last week -- but after Governor John Lynch vetoed it, the legislature, under pressure from anti-choice groups and religious organizations, overruled it.  

In Gov. Lynch's veto, he said, "The decision whether to complete a pregnancy or seek an abortion is a serious and life-changing one for any pregnant woman. Minors need and benefit from the support and guidance of their parents," Lynch said. "However, any law must make reasonable allowances for cases where that is not possible. I am particularly troubled by the lack of an exception for the victims of rape, incest and abuse."

But apparently the legislature didn't agree; they overrode his veto by a 266-102 vote, becoming the 37th state with that type of law. 


AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at June 23, 2011, 7:44am

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