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North Carolina GOP Passes 12-Week Abortion Ban, Plans to Override Governor’s Veto

HeadlineMay 05, 2023

In North Carolina, the Republican-led Senate has passed legislation that would ban most abortions after 12 weeks. Republicans quickly approved the measure, less than two days after it was introduced. Democratic Governor Roy Cooper has vowed to veto the bill, but the Legislature’s GOP supermajority likely has enough votes to override him. Under current North Carolina law, abortions are legal for up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. The state has been a safe haven for many people living in the South who need the procedure, as most states in the region banned abortions after the Supreme Court’s gutting of Roe v. Wade.

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