USA Update Missouri abortion feud escalates after veto of 3-day waiting period

The governor vetoed a bill to extend the waiting period to obtain an abortion in Missouri from one day to three. The Republican-led legislature vows to override it. Two other states already have 3-day wait times.

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Wednesday that would extend the waiting period for women seeking abortions in the state from 24 to 72 hours. Republican lawmakers quickly responded with a vow to override that veto.