North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue today vetoed legislation calling for a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion. The legislation also required medical personnel to present to patients an ultrasound image of the fetus along with information about possible risks.

The bill passed the state House 71-48 and the Senate 29-20. Both votes in the Republican-led General Assembly were one vote short of the three-fifths majority needed to override a veto.

Source: Reuters