NC: Pols ban most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“North Carolina lawmakers have voted to override the governor’s veto of a ban on most abortions after 12 weeks. The measure was passed by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature in early May, but was vetoed by Democratic Governor Roy Cooper over the weekend. Republicans overturned the veto in back-to-back votes, prompting chants of ‘shame’ from onlookers. The law, which cuts the window for abortion in the state down from 20 weeks, will now take effect on 1 July. A lot of women travel to North Carolina from nearby states to get an abortion because restrictions have been historically stronger in neighbouring states. On Tuesday, the state Senate voted 30-20 and the House by 72-48 to override the veto.” [editor’s note: The only possible way to claim moral high ground on this issue is with other laws opening wider contraception and early termination options – SAT] (05/17/23)