NC Legislature Passes 12-Week Abortion Ban

May 7, 2023 | Bills, Sourced


Gov. Roy Cooper is likely to veto the 12-Week abortion ban if it gets to his desk, but the state legislature has a Republican veto-proof majority.

The ban passed through the state House and Senate in less than 24 hours, with a Republican supermajority vote that will likely allow the GOP to override Cooper if he vetoes it.

“Republican leadership has once again schemed behind closed doors and silenced the voices of both members of the public and members of the state legislature in order to force a harmful abortion ban down our throats,” state Democratic leaders Sen. Dan Blue and Rep. Robert Reives said in a press release.