North Carolina protects unborn after 12 weeks
North Carolina lawmakers overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a pro-life bill Tuesday night amid protests. Republicans hold a supermajority, and both the Senate and House voted Tuesday along party lines. The new law carries exceptions for rape or incest up to 20 weeks, for “life-limiting” fetal anomalies up to 24 weeks, and for medical emergencies.
What’s happening in other states? South Carolina is considering legislation protecting the unborn after a heartbeat can be detected. Lawmakers folded protections for the unborn in Nebraska into a bill that protects minors from transgender medical interventions Tuesday. They could vote as soon as Thursday. The Montana governor signed a measure Tuesday that protects the unborn from dismemberment abortion, typically implemented after 15 weeks.
Dig deeper: Read Leah Savas’ report in Vitals on lawmakers trying to pass the pro-life law in South Carolina.
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