Republicans held firm, overturning Cooper’s veto days later.
It was last Saturday that Cooper announced his veto of SB20 at a rally in Raleigh, N.C.
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“Not a single Republican stepped up,” Cooper told Capehart. “Not a single Republican kept a campaign promise to protect women’s reproductive freedom like they said they would. And therefore, you have unified Republicans who are altogether in an assault on women’s reproductive freedom.”
The new law, set to take effect on July 1, bans most abortions in North Carolina at 12 weeks, a sharp decrease from the 20-week ban currently in place throughout the state. Republicans have sought to cast the measure as moderate, with extensions in place in cases of rape or incest at 20 weeks and 24 weeks in the event of a “life-limiting fetal anomaly.” The new law isn’t as restrictive as abortion measures recently passed in either Florida or South Carolina.
But Cooper wasn’t swayed,…
This article was written by By Gregory Svirnovskiy and originally published on www.politico.com