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North Carolina governor vetoes born-alive bill

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/18/19, 11:16 am

As expected, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, vetoed protections for abortion survivors on Thursday. The North Carolina General Assembly two days earlier passed the measure, which would have required doctors to offer the same care to babies born alive after botched abortions as they would to other patients. Cooper said laws already protect newborns and the bill “is an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients.” The legislature, which has Republican majorities in both chambers, needs support from Democratic lawmakers to override the veto.


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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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  • SN
    Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 03:08 pm

    "Cooper said laws already protect newborns and the bill 'is an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients'." Would the bill have been written if existing laws had been deemed sufficient?  What about the possible need for interference between doctors and mothers and the life of the newborn?  Further, is the baby not a patient too?  Do his/her rights even enter the picture?

  • OldMike
    Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 03:34 pm

    I hope Gov. Cooper is soundly defeated in the next election. 

    I do believe that aborted babies, and any who are murdered after birth, will be in Heaven, that we will know them, and that we will be able to embrace them. 

    I also believe those who support or participate in the sin of abortion can be redeemed, if they repent and accept the Lord’s forgiveness. And we will also know them, and embrace them in Heaven. 

    Praise God for His Mercy!

  • JerryM
    Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 06:15 pm

    Roy Cooper for ex-governor!

  • news2me
    Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 08:11 pm

    As I look at Roy Cooper, I see evil in his smile. 

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