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North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Care for Babies Born Alive After Failed Abortion

Calvin Freiburger : Apr 18, 2019 : LifeSiteNews.com

Unbelievable.

(Raleigh, NC) — [Lifesitnews.com] North Carolina Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Thursday morning that would require abortionists to provide basic medical care to newborns who survive failed abortions, just days after the measure cleared the state legislature. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/ via LifeSiteNews)

The North Carolina Senate approved Senate Bill 359 on Monday and the state House approved it on Tuesday. It requires infants born alive after attempted abortions to be guaranteed the “same claim to the protection of the law that would arise for any newborn, or for any person who comes to a hospital, clinic, or other facility.” Violators would be guilty of a Class D felony and face a fine of up to $250,000.

“Nurses, doctors, if you see something, you have a duty to report. And that’s a big part of this bill,” GOP state Rep. Sarah Stevens said.

Yet Cooper, who had previously criticized the measure, vetoed it, WRAL reports. "Laws already protect newborn babies, and this bill is an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients," he claimed. "This needless legislation would criminalize doctors and other health care providers for a practice that simply does not exist."

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