North Carolina Right to Life Expresses Strong Disapproval at Governor Perdue’s Veto of Woman’s Right to Know Bill
Greensboro, NC – (June 27, 2011) North Carolina Right to Life, the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), expresses strong disapproval at Governor Perdue’s veto of H854, the Abortion - Woman’s Right to Know bill, which would have ensured that women seeking abortions are given non-judgmental, scientifically accurate information about their developing unborn child prior to obtaining an abortion.
“I would like to express publically my disappointment that Governor Purdue has chosen to override the express will of the people and their elected representatives by vetoing this bill,” stated Barbara Holt, President of North Carolina Right to Life. “While our elected representatives courageously voted to give women real choice and their unborn babies a chance at life, Governor Purdue has cowardly catered to the powerful pro-abortion lobby in vetoing this bill. It is an unspeakable tragedy that thousands of innocent young lives will be lost and women’s lives irreversibly shattered simply because they never had the opportunity to view an ultrasound of their unborn baby or be given scientifically accurate information about him or her,” she added.
The bill passed the NC House by 71 to 48 and 29 to 20 in the NC Senate. North Carolina would have joined twenty – five (25) other states with similar informed consent laws for abortion. The law would have required that every mother be given an opportunity to view an ultrasound of her unborn child prior to an abortion. It also would have required the state to create a website where mothers can learn mre about the development of their unborn children, alternatives to abortion, and a list of places where they can obtain a free ultrasound.
North Carolina Right to Life is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s largest single issue pro-life group. North Carolina Right to Life works through education and legislation to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and assisted suicide.
LINKS to news stories about Perdue's veto:
News and Observer
News Story on ABC Local