Greensboro,NC- Today, North Carolina Right to Life, the state's largest and oldest right-to-life organization applauded members of the North Carolina House of Representatives for overriding Governor Beverly Perdue's veto of the Woman's Right to Know Act, H854. The House voted, 72-47, to override the Governor's veto; the Senate is expected to take up their veto override soon. Governor Perdue vetoed the legislation on June 27.
This historic vote puts NC one step closer to being the 26th state to have a Woman's Right to Know law consistent with the findings in the U. S. Supreme Court decision of 1992, Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
"This vote was a bipartisan vote to ensure that mothers receive the factual, non judgmental and complete information they need to make informed abortion decision affecting their unborn children," stated Barbara Holt, President of North Carolina Right to Life. "Many unborn children's lives will be saved and their mothers will be spared much heartache when the legislature completes its work of overriding the Governor's veto."
The House listened to the voices of the majority of the people of the state who support the legislation. The Civitas Institute recently reported the results of a poll about the bill, showing that 56% of the voters of the state support the bill while only 36% oppose it.
North Carolina Right to Life, the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee, is the oldest and largest single issue organization in the state serving all of North Carolina.