Skip to comments.North Carolina lawmakers pass abortion law over veto
Posted on 07/29/2011 12:56:41 PM PDT by greatdefender
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Women seeking an abortion in North Carolina will have to wait 24 hours and be presented with an ultrasound image of the fetus under an informed consent law passed on Thursday.
Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue had vetoed the measure, but the state Senate voted on Thursday to override the veto, two days after the lower chamber took similar action, which means the bill is now law and will take effect in October.
North Carolina joins 25 other U.S. states that require pre-abortion counseling that goes beyond basic medical "informed consent," according to Elizabeth Nash, public policy associate with Guttmacher Institute in Washington.
It is the tenth state to include the additional requirement of an ultrasound, which has drawn legal challenges in several states, Nash said.
The North Carolina law will require that an ultrasound image be presented and the sound of the fetal heartbeat be offered, though a woman is free to look away and ignore an explanation and medical description of what is on the screen.
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Now if they can only boot that miserable governor.
I am waiting for a liberal judge to overturn this.....its the new way, don’t cha know!
Here in the Wilmington, NC airport I salute the state legislators who over-rode the chicken lady’s veto. Attaboys n girls too.
The “Brady Bill” (1993) required a 5-day waiting period to buy a handgun but Gov Bev Perdue vetoed a 24hr waiting period on actual KILLING.