New Hampshire Governor John Lynch has vetoed the state’s attempt to make illegal a non-existent procedure created by anti-choicers and known now as “partial birth abortion,” saying that due to a federal ban, a state ban is unnecessary.
Via The Boston Globe:
Supporters of the bill have said they don’t trust the federal government to prosecute its law. But Lynch said the federal law makes a state version unnecessary.
In his veto message Friday, Lynch also said the state version went too far in requiring that two physicians from separate hospitals must determine that a woman’s life was in danger before performing a partial-birth abortion.
The “Partial Birth Abortion” ban was one of only two bills that managed to pass the legislature this year out of a handful of anti-choice legislation.