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Published May 21, 2011, 12:07 AM

MN Legislature Sends Abortion Limits to Dayton

The Legislature has sent Gov. Mark Dayton two bills that put new state limits on abortion, but the Democratic governor supports abortion rights and is likely to veto them.

By: Associated Press,

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Legislature has sent Gov. Mark Dayton two bills that put new state limits on abortion, but the Democratic governor supports abortion rights and is likely to veto them.

The state Senate gave the bills their final votes of approval Friday. One bill prohibits abortions starting at 20 weeks after conception unless it would save the woman's life, or prevent lasting physical impairment.

A separate bill passed to ban public funding of abortions. Both bills passed the House and the Senate with support from most Republicans and a handful of Democrats. But neither mustered enough votes to override vetoes by the governor.

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