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NC legislature passes unborn protections


North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper Associated Press/Photo by Woody Marshall/News & Record (file)

NC legislature passes unborn protections

The bill would protect babies from being aborted on the basis of race, sex, or a Down syndrome diagnosis. The North Carolina Senate on Thursday sent the legislation to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. Republican Sen. Joyce Krawiec said the protections would prevent discrimination and “modern-day eugenics.”

What’s the outlook? Cooper will likely veto the bill, as he has with previous pro-life measures. North Carolina already prohibits sex-selective abortions. The new legislation would require physicians to affirm with a signature that an abortion was not because the baby had any of the protected traits.

Dig deeper: Read Leah Hickman’s report in Vitals about state efforts to protect babies with Down syndrome.


Rachel Lynn Aldrich Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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ProlifeMom3

Very thankful the Lord has called my husband, NC Senator Warren Daniel, and me to serve in our state's General Assembly for such a time as this. Please pray that our colleagues across the aisle would be bold enough to override a veto. Standing for the Lord instead of bowing to partisan political pressures.

ProlifeMom3

Very thankful the Lord has called my husband, NC Senator Warren Daniel, and me to serve in our state's General Assembly for such a time as this. Please pray that our colleagues across the aisle would be bold enough to override a veto. Standing for the Lord instead of bowing to partisan political pressures.