The North Carolina Senate passed a 12-week abortion ban 29-20 Thursday evening.
After passage, the chamber’s gallery erupted in chants of “Abortion rights now!” and was subsequently cleared.
NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATORS REACH VETO-PROOF ABORTION RESTRICTIONS
Over the objection of Gov. Roy Cooper (D-NC), Republican legislators in the Tar Heel State reached a “compromise” agreement on limiting abortion earlier this week, which passed the House last night 71-46 with the help of state Rep. Tricia Cotham, who switched parties from Democrat to Republican last month.
Cooper has vowed to veto the bill, which will likely be overridden by three-fifths of the House and Senate.
North Carolina currently restricts abortion at 20 weeks after a court-ordered block was lifted in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade last year.