Arizona Governor Vetoes Two Abortion Bills

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano has vetoed two more abortion bills.

The bills vetoed Friday include one to generally prohibit certain late-term procedures that abortion opponents call "partial birth abortions." That bill would have had changed state law to largely track a federal ban upheld last year by the U.S. Supreme Court as constitutional.

The other vetoed bill would have spelled out in state law what criteria judges should consider when juveniles ask them for an exception from parental consent requirements.

Napolitano is a Democrat who supports abortion rights and has vetoed numerous abortion bills passed by the Republican-led Legislature.