North Carolina approves 12-week abortion ban | USA TODAY

North Carolina's Republican-led legislature overturned the governor's veto to a law that would ban abortions after 12 weeks

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North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature successfully overrode the governor’s recent veto of legislation banning most abortions after 12 weeks, further restricting abortion care in the state.

The override vote was completed in back-to-back sessions Tuesday night by the state House and Senate — marking a victory for the new, supermajority Republican legislature. While the state currently bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, the new law bans abortions after 12 weeks with exceptions for rape, incest, fetal anomalies, and if the life of the pregnant person is at risk.

The ban is set to take effect July 1.

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  1. I want to give credit to N.C. Governor for vetoing this bill.
    Shame on those who voted to override it.

  2. These sanctimonious narrow minded, often elderly legislators will be gone soon enough.
    Women will eventually reclaim their rights and agency of the their own bodies.
    These bills are not final.

  3. Why are Democrats opposed to the death penalty for mass murderers, but support the death of millions of innocent babies?

  4. Can women really want the government to be the dictator of this personal, painful, and complicated decision? I sure wouldn’t.

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