New requirements for women seeking an abortion will soon be in place after Republican state lawmakers successfully defeated a veto issued by Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue.
The Senate voted 29-19 in favor of the legislation, which would require women to wait at least 24 hours before getting an abortion and view state-approved materials on abortion alternatives. The bill would also require physicians to perform an ultrasound no more than four hours prior to performing the abortion procedure. The House narrowly overturned Perdue’s veto earlier this week.
Senate Republicans were able to secure the necessary three-fifths majority needed for overrides when Sen. Stan Bingham, R-Davidson, decided not to vote. Bingham was the lone Republican opposing the measure when it passed the Senate last month. Another Republican, Sen. Richard Stevens, was also missing for the vote.
Source: North Carolina News Network