Oklahoma senator weighing options after abortion ban veto

In this Tuesday, May 17, 2016 photo, Oklahoma state Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow is pictured on the Senate floor in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma state senator says he hasn’t decided whether to try and override the governor’s veto of his bill that would have effectively outlawed abortion in the state.

Republican Sen. Nathan Dahm said Saturday that he would like to override the veto, but won’t decide until next week.

Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed the bill Friday, saying she opposes abortion but that the bill was vague and would not withstand a legal challenge.

The bill would have made it a felony for anyone to perform an abortion, including doctors.

The Oklahoma Legislature has a May 27 deadline for adjournment and is still grappling with a $1.3 billion budget hole that could lead to cuts to public schools, health care and the state’s overcrowded prison system.

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