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Legislature won't vote on surrogacy veto override

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Posted: Jun 1, 2014 4:53 PM by MELINDA DESLATTE
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers won't try to override Gov. Bobby Jindal's veto of a bill that would set up regulations governing surrogacy births in Louisiana.

Republican Rep. Joe Lopinto, of Metairie, told his House colleagues Sunday he wouldn't ask for an override vote, saying he didn't have the support needed in the Senate.

A day earlier, Jindal vetoed the bill that would have set out the legal rights of adoptive parents, child and surrogate mother when a woman carries and gives birth to a baby for someone else.

The governor cited concerns raised by "many in the pro-life community."

A veto override takes a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate. The surrogacy bill didn't get two-thirds support in the Senate when it passed.

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