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Dayton vetoed those two bills targeting abortions

One limited funding for abortions, and the other added licensing requirements.

Two bills that limit how much Minnesota money goes towards providing abortions and add new requirements for abortion clinics have come to a hard stop. Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed them Wednesday.

Which is exactly what Dayton said he'd do as the bills passed through the Senate last week. After all, He vetoed abortion access and funding limitations in 2011, too.

Dayton's letter to Speaker Kurt Daudt has been posted online. It says the bill "infringes on women's basic right to health and safety," noting the current law says state money can only be used in cases of rape, incest or if there are health concerns.

In regards to the bill that would add requirements for clinics, Dayton says its licensure criteria is "unnecessary" and that the bill doesn't protect the privacy of workers.

This doesn't mean the bills are done, though.

Lawmakers can still override a governor’s veto, by getting two-thirds of legislators in both the House and Senate to vote for it. But while Republicans have a majority, they don’t have two-thirds of all the seats.

That means some Democrats would have to split from their party and join GOP lawmakers in order to push the bills through a veto – something that doesn’t seem likely.

You can learn more about the two bills here.

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