North Carolina Republicans uphold abortion bill despite Democratic governor’s veto - Fox News

North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill in an effort to ban most abortions after 12 weeks.

The Republican-dominated Legislature used a supermajority in back-to-back sessions in both chambers — the Senate and House.

“North Carolinians now understand that Republicans are unified in their assault on women’s reproductive freedom and we are energized to fight back on this and other critical issues facing our state,” Cooper said in a statement.

The legislation would outlaw most abortions after the 12-week mark, with special exemptions carved out for complicated cases, such as when the life of the mother is at risk.

Abortion is currently law in the state up to 20 weeks. The new law would restrict abortions in North Carolina to 12 weeks and takes effect July 1.

Cooper has made repeated appeals to the state Republicans to defect from the legislation’s support.

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