Skip to comments.Dayton vetoes abortion bills (MN)
Posted on 05/25/2011 6:30:23 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
The session might be over, but the vetoes keep coming.
Gov. Mark Dayton shut down a pair of bills Wednesday that would have limited abortion rights in Minnesota. One prohibited state funding of abortions for poor women, while the other banned all abortions after 20 weeks.
Dayton was backed by abortion rights groups during the campaign and was widely expected to veto both measures. In the veto letters he told lawmakers, "Our place is not between a woman and her doctor."
Regarding the ban on taxpayer funding of abortion, he said it would "interfere with critical and difficult medical decisions." He added that the language of the bill was too vague -- possibly leaving open the possibility that it would apply to state workers who pay into health care programs regulated by the state.
On the 20-week ban, he said, "medical research, findings, and conclusions are best left to experts."
We are very disappointed that Gov. Dayton prevented these mainstream measures from becoming law in our state, said Scott Fischbach, executive director of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Live. These are reasonable provisions, not extreme, and have overwhelming support from Minnesotans and legislators.
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I know somebody owns the pro-life ping list.
I just don’t remember....
isn’t he the guy who said he wants to veto the homosexual amendment to allow the people to vote if they want normal marriage or anything goes marriage?
Course he has no power to do so if this is the same guy
If pre-born babies had votes, this guy would be singing a different tune.
"wagglebee" I believe...
And to think I WORKED for this yah-who, too! (The Dept Store)
^^^such a good post, I HAD to re-post it!!! TOTALLY TRUE!
The local lib media gives this clown such a wide berth....
He is constantly described as a ‘batchelor’
He’s been married and divorced twice, with grown children.
He’s a trustfund baby that hides his dough tax-free in SD.
He’s a recovering drunk with a psych disorder that requires constant medication.
Can you imagine if he was a conservative and how he would be drawn and quartered?????
I forgive you.
thank you, seems this guy is way out there and this is why the GOP needs to mention social issues much more, infact they just need to mention it.
it might be nearly half of the country which is opposed to killing babies but it is the majority opposed to the homo agenda.
(shrug) People deserve the scum they elect.
The ‘scum’ continue to be elected by the ‘illegal welfare immigrants from south of the border and the east of Africa’ that inhabit Hennepin and Ramsey Counties...as well as Duluth and Rochester.
...and St. Cloud, Willmar, St. Peter, Mankato..