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Veto-Proof Ballot

North Carolina's path to life

July 29, 2022  0

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The midterm elections this November will have huge implications on the future of post-Roe America.

As we continue our "Abortion on the Ballot" midterm coverage, Church Militant's Nick Wylie discusses the political landscape in North Carolina. 

The Tar Heel State is of particular importance because of Democrats' attempt to make it the abortion sanctuary of the Southeast. The governor, Democrat Roy Cooper, supports abortion.

He has shot down multiple pro-life bills, including one that would require doctors to perform treatment on babies who survive an abortion, and another that would prohibit selective abortions based on race, sex or Down syndrome. 

Cooper announced an executive order on July 6 to ensure abortionists and people traveling from other states to obtain abortions won't be extradited. He was joined by Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson for the announcement.

Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C.: "For now, it's up to the states to determine whether women get reproductive health care. And in North Carolina, they still can. As governor, I'm determined to keep it that way."

In the State Assembly, Republicans could procure a veto-proof majority. They would only need to gain three House seats and two Senate seats. 

There are also two elections happening for seats on the state's Supreme Court, both of which were held by Democrats. The Democrats currently have a four to three advantage on the court. One of the justices is not running again, while the other (Sam Ervin IV) is running for re-election against Trey Allen. 

If a red wave does strike North Carolina this November, it could mean an end to most abortions in the Southeast. 

Governor Roy Cooper has vetoed over 70 bills in his time as North Carolina's governor. That accounts for more than two-thirds of all vetos in the state's history.

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