FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2023
Contact: Laura Macklem
GOVERNOR COOPER’S VETO MEETS DEMISE WITH OVERRIDE, LEGISLATURE MAKES PRO-LIFE BILL LAW OF THE LAND
NC Values Coalition Executive Director Tami Fitzgerald responded today to the General Assembly’s veto override, upholding pro-life legislation. SB 20 rolls back abortion from 20 to 12 weeks, provides improved health provisions for women, millions in aid for women in crisis, and ends discriminatory and painful, late-term abortions.
“Today marks the beginning of North Carolina’s first real step towards becoming a pro-life state as the ‘Care for Women, Children and Families Act’ becomes law of the land. Pro-life North Carolinians have waited over 50 years to roll back the gestational age for sanctioned killing of pre-born children. Legislators have rejected Governor Cooper’s extreme, unreasonable position of abortion without restriction up to birth with this veto override. This pro-woman legislation has $160 million in funding to help pregnant mothers including $75 million for childcare, $59 million for foster care, kinship care and children’s homes, and $16 million to reduce infant and maternal mortality, and $3 million to help mothers complete college. We sincerely thank Senator Berger, Speaker Moore, and Republican legislators for standing strong and voting on behalf of the 62% of North Carolinians who reject abortion after 12 weeks. As we look forward to the 2024 election cycle, NC Values will continue to find and support candidates who support life, and who are not for sale to the billion-dollar abortion industry.”