Political and Legislative

Governor of North Carolina Vetoes 12-Week Abortion Ban

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) vetoed legislation on Saturday that would establish a 12-week abortion ban in the state, potentially setting up the legislature for a battle to override it and make the ban law.

Cooper held a rally on Saturday with about 1,000 abortion-rights activists and voters in the capital city of Raleigh to veto the legislation, which passed both houses of the state legislature along party lines.

“The extreme abortion ban has been vetoed,” Cooper tweeted. “Let’s work to keep it that way.”

Current state law bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but the bill would mostly prohibit them after 12 weeks.

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