Health Care

N.C. legislature overrides veto, bans abortion after 12 weeks

It came after a Democrat switched parties to give the GOP a veto-proof House majority.
North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, right, speaking at a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson)

North Carolina Republican legislators voted to override a veto from Gov. Roy Cooper (D) on Tuesday to push through a ban on most abortions after 12 weeks.

The law means there will be new limits on abortion access for people across the South, where most states have already enacted new restrictions in the months since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

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