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April 18, 2000
volume 11, no. 76
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MINNESOTA GOVERNOR VETOES ABORTION WAITING PERIOD

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CWNews.com) - Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura on Friday vetoed a bill that would have set up a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion, despite a campaign promise to sign any such proposal to come before him.

    Ventura said he reserved the right to change his mind and added that he consulted friends, family, and advisers before making his decision. "Listening to the people has brought me back to the convictions that have always been the centerpiece to my administration," he said. "Convictions like personal responsibility, self-sufficiency, and limited government."

    Lawmakers who sponsored the bill said they worked with the governor's staff on the bill, leading them to believe he would sign it. "This agreement had been worked out with the governor and his staff, and to dishonor the agreement brings forward real questions of honor and trust," said Republican House Speaker Steve Sviggum.

    Under the bill, women seeking abortions would have had to receive information that described medical risks, alternatives to abortion, fetal development, the father's responsibilities and pregnancy prevention. Physicians or nurses would have provided the information at least one day before a scheduled abortion.

          

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