TOPEKA, Kan. — Lawmakers in the Kansas House came two votes short yesterday of overriding the governor’s veto of a bill regarding late-term abortions.
Republican supporters of the measure said they would seek to reconsider Governor Mark Parkinson’s veto on Monday.
No doctor in Kansas is known to have been performing late-term abortions since the slaying last year of Dr. George Tiller.
The measure would require doctors to give the state more details about abortions performed after the 21st week and involving fetuses considered viable. It also would allow patients or family members to sue doctors if they have evidence that an abortion violated state law.
The Senate will vote only if the House is successful. Chances for an override in the Senate seem more remote.