“This bill gives the government control over what happens and what is said in the exam room between a woman and her doctor...,” Cooper wrote in his veto statement.
GOP lawmakers got no Democratic "yes" votes on a bill that altered abortion rights in North Carolina. They will need at least two to override the governor's veto.
Gov. Roy Cooper, as expected, vetoes Republican-sponsored bill aimed at preventing abortions based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
N.C.'s House Bill 453, titled "Human Life Nondiscrimination Act/No Eugenics," would prevent women from having an abortion because of a Down syndrome diagnosis.