State Senate Joins House in Overriding
Governor's Veto of the
Abortion-Woman's Right to Know
Greensboro,NC- Today, North Carolina Right to Life, the state's largest and oldest right-to-life organization applauded the members of the North Carolina Senate for overriding Governor Beverly Perdue's veto of the Woman's Right to Know Act, H854, by a vote of 29-19. On July 25, the North Carolina House overrode the the Governor's veto, 72-47. Governor Perdue vetoed the legislation on June 27.
North Carolina becomes 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.
"At long last, North Carolina has taken the necessary steps to ensure that mothers receive the factual, non judgmental, and scientifically accurate information they need to make an informed decision about a procedure that means life or death for 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 law takes effect later this year."
North Carolina will join the other southern states that have this legislation. Both the Senate and House can be proud of their votes to override the Governor's veto. They represented 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.