North Carolina Republicans override Democratic governor and put 12-week abortion ban into effect

May 17, 2023 | Political News

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina dealt a crushing blow Tuesday evening to pro-abortion radicals, overriding Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a pro-life bill.

Whereas before, North Carolina permitted abortions well into the second trimester, the lethal procedure is now prohibited after 12 weeks.

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.