North Carolina’s governor vetoed a bill that would ban abortions after the first trimester and vows to ‘keep it that way’

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper affixes his veto stamp to a bill banning nearly all abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill to ban nearly all abortions after the first trimester.
GOP legislative leaders in the state’s General Assembly have vowed to override Cooper’s veto.
The bill included exceptions and extended timelines for cases of rape, incest, and fetal anomalies. 

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that would have banned nearly all abortions there after the first trimester.

At the state capitol in Raleigh on Saturday, the Democrat stamped his veto on the bill before an audience of about 1,000 pro-abortion rights activists, The Associated Press reported. About 70 anti-abortion activists gathered across the street in prayer, the outlet reported. 

“This bill will create dangerous interference with the doctor-patient relationship leading to harm for pregnant women and their families. With its medically unnecessary…

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