Republican lawmakers in North Carolina took their Democrat Gov. to school by reversing his veto of their pro-life bill.
North Carolina Democrat Roy Cooper vetoed the legislatures’ prohibition after 12 weeks. He wanted to allow abortions long into the pregnancy. But state Republicans wanted are following the trend of putting more restrictions on abortions that have begun appearing in red states since Roe v Wade was invalidated.
Since the GOP has a majority in the state legislature…. they win!
Per The Blaze:
TheBlaze previously indicated that the law allows various exceptions — abortions are permitted through 20 weeks for pregnancies resultant of rape or incest and during the first 24 weeks if the baby has a “life-limiting anomaly.”
The law also protects abortion survivors; protects unborn babies from discrimination based on sex, race, or Down syndrome; ensures women are not rushed or coerced into unwanted abortions; and provides $160 million in support for children, families, and maternal health, including $75 million to expand access to child care.
Cooper vetoed Senate Bill 20 Saturday, claiming that the measure’s “fine-print requirements” as well as “restrictions will shut down clinics and make abortion completely unavailable to many women at any time, causing desperation and death.”
The Democratic governor was counting on “just one Republican in either the House or the Senate” to cave to intimidation by pro-abortion radicals and other leftists’ demands, reported CNN.
He didn’t get his wish.
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Michael Whatley, chairman of the North Carolina GOP, celebrated the vote, saying, “The voters of North Carolina have rejected the radical abortion-on-demand position of Roy Cooper, Josh Stein, and the Democrat Party.”
“I commend our Republican-led General Assembly for overriding Gov. Cooper’s veto of this balanced and widely-supported legislation and moving forward to protect life in North Carolina,” Whatley said.