Skip to comments.BREAKING: North Carolina lawmakers override veto of ultrasound law
Posted on 07/28/2011 1:03:21 PM PDT by NYer
Raleigh, NC, July 27, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) Today, the North Carolina Senate voted to override Democratic Governor Beverly Perdues veto of the Womens Right to Know Act.
The Senate voted 29-19 to cancel Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the bill, which mandates a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion is performed and requires abortion clinics to provide mothers seeking an abortion with additional information, including an ultrasound.
The North Carolina House already voted to override the veto earlier this week, so the measure will now become law. On Monday night, word had reached Republican House leaders that one Democrat had changed his mind on the bill. Representative James Crawford, who represents Granville and Vance counties, joined three other Democrats who previously voted with Republicans to tip the scales with a 72-47 vote on Tuesday. The House had originally passed the legislation by a 71 48 margin in June.
Republican Senate leader Phil Berger of Eden told reporters Wednesday he thought there would be enough votes to override the measure when it came up Thursday.
The Senate had voted 29-20 to approve the bill in June - one vote short of the veto-proof majority it needed. But the lone Republican who voted no - Senator Stan Bingham of Denton - said this week he’d either vote no again or not vote at all. Today, Senator Bingham left the building before the override vote.
A three-fifths majority was required to override the veto; with Bingham not voting - and everyone else voting as they did in June - the veto was be canceled. Republican Senator Richard Stevens also did not vote.
As previously reported by LifeSiteNews, on June 30 a letter pledging personal support for the ultrasound veto override by Bishop Peter Jugis of the Diocese of Charlotte was published in the Charlotte Observer newspaper. Bishop Jugis wrote, In the coming weeks, my prayers and efforts will be focused on convincing at least two more legislators that the Woman’s Right to Know Act respects the dignity of a woman with an unplanned pregnancy as she considers the fate of the innocent human life she carries in her womb.
Since the November 2010 elections, when North Carolina Republicans won majorities in both the state Senate and House for the first time in more than a century, there have been three major pro-life votes. The legislature passed Ethens Law, which made the unborn child a separate victim in violent crime. They also voted to override the veto of a budget bill gutting Planned Parenthood funding, and voted to allow Choose Life specialty license plates.
Great news! Prayers that more and more states stop the horror of abortion.
Didja hear that the nitwit Perdue is vetoing so many things, she actually vetoed one of her own bills a few weeks ago? Read that in a local rag. I’m still looking for that story online.
Did anybody else see the MSNBC hysteria over this last night?
Gee why would they be hystercial about this if it’s just a blob of cells?
Read it in a Saturday or Sunday Greensboro News & Record two weeks ago.
To the RATS, abortion is so 90’s.
Gay marriage is the new thing,
After all, the philosophy of America's Declaration of Indepence, with its emphasis on "unalienable" rights is based on the following concept:
"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them." - Thomas Jefferson
Technology has made it possible for there to be "informed choice" by girls and women confronted by a circumstance where a decision must be made concerning their own liberty and that of their unborn child. Why would those who claim a "right to choose" as their rationale for supporting abortion not be in favor of such "informed choice"?
Or, is it easier for that political special interest group to sell its idea by keeping women uninformed?
WAY TO GO NORTH CAROLINA!
As a native of North Carolina and living here, I say, WHOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I’m loving our new Republican state legislator’s vetoes of Perdue’s bills!!!!
I am out of the local and state news loop. I don’t watch local news on TV and I certainly don’t read the local newspaper.
The chill as you turn onto 15/501 from I 40 to Chapel hill and the Planned Parenthood castle will be positively frigid this morning. The always chilly deep blue zone will be cold as the realizations sinks in
I wonder if Perdue, inspired by Obama’s previous actions in the same vein, will simply announce that her administration has no intention of enforcing the law?