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Council fails to override veto of anti-abortion rezoning

The South Bend, Indiana Common Council has failed to override the mayor's veto of its decision to allow an anti-abortion rights center to open next to a proposed abortion clinic.

Posted: May 15, 2018 8:36 AM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The South Bend, Indiana Common Council has failed to override the mayor's veto of its decision to allow an anti-abortion rights center to open next to a proposed abortion clinic.

The council voted 5-4 last month to grant the rezoning sought by Women's Care Center near where Whole Woman's Health Alliance wants to start a non-surgical abortion clinic.

On Monday, nine council members stuck to their votes cast at the April 23 meeting, when they approved a rezoning sought by the anti-abortion group. The resulting tally fell a vote short of the two-thirds majority needed for an override.

It wasn't immediately clear late Monday what the Women's Care Center will do next. Its attorney, Richard Nussbaum, hinted in a Friday message to council members that the organization could ask a judge to overturn Mayor Pete Buttigieg's veto.

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