This state legislature just overrode its Democrat Governor and made a 12-week abortion ban law

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States around the country are considering and passing Pro-Life legislation.

And Democrats are doing everything they can to stop Pro-Life activists from saving lives.

But this state legislature just overrode its Democrat Governor and made a 12-week abortion ban law.

In a shocking move, the North Carolina legislature overrode the Democrat Governor’s veto and passed into law a ban on most abortions after 12 weeks.

A critical move

The vote to override Democrat Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of a Pro-Life bill was a critical first step in the fight to restore life in the Tarheel state.

It proves that if Republicans will keep their word and stand strongly Pro-Life, they can win.

In fact, by overriding the veto, Republican lawmakers in North Carolina dealt a crushing blow to pro-abortion radicals who want abortion legal, and taxpayer funded up to and even after birth.

North Carolina had permitted abortions well into the second trimester, but now the deadly procedure is prohibited after 12 weeks.

Cooper vetoed the legislation, Senate Bill 20, claiming the measure’s “fine-print requirements” as well as “restrictions will shut down clinics and make abortion completely unavailable to many women at any time, causing desperation and death.”

But in his comments he proved a point he didn’t want to make.

Democrats will oppose any Pro-Life measure no matter how moderate.

Still allows more than 90% of all abortions

And Senate Bill 20, now law, is just a small first step.

By making the ban effective at 12 weeks the new law still allows over 90% of all abortions since some 93% of all abortions take place in the first six weeks.

And the law also allows a number of exceptions.

Abortions are still permitted through 20 weeks for pregnancies as a result of rape or incest and during the first 24 weeks if the baby has a “life-limiting anomaly.”

This goes to show that the GOP strategy of only passing weakened Pro-Life legislation is a losing strategy, as they will be attacked by Democrats and the Left even for the smallest changes to abortion law.

But the law does also include protections for abortion survivors, something the pro-abortion lobby is actively fighting.

They want to continue to have the ability to kill babies after they are born.

The new law also protects unborn babies from discrimination based on sex, race, or Down Syndrome, which should mean those will no longer be allowable reasons for abortions to take place.

The law also attempts to ensure women are not rushed or coerced into unwanted abortions.

Counting on just one Republican

The Democrat Governor was counting on “just one Republican in either the House or the Senate” to cave to aggressive intimidation by pro-abortion radicals and other leftists’ demands.

But to Cooper’s dismay, Republican lawmakers actually held firm for once.

This even included former Democrat State Representative Tricia Cotham, who switched parties in April, giving the GOP the supermajority, it needed in the state House to override the veto.

Republicans in South Carolina and Virginia would be wise to follow the lead of North Carolina.

And of course next session North Carolina must pass an even more meaningful law to save even more babies.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.