The N.C. House successfully overrode Govenor Bev Perdue’s veto of House Bill 854, the abortion waiting period bill: 72-47.
The so-called “Woman’s Right to Know” Act requires women seeking an abortion wait 24-hours, be shown a detailed ultrasound and receiving very specific counseling before the procedure is performed.
During Tuesday’s hour long debate, Rep. Rick Glazier said the bill was more intrusive than anything being considered in Washington.
Union County Rep. Frank McGuirt said with its passage Big Brother would be “bashing his way into the O.R., bashing his way into the relationship beteen a doctor and his patient.”
Rep. Ruth Samuelson said her bill keeps abortion legal and provides women with the information they need to make a difficult decision.
The measure now heads to the NC Senate where the GOP needs 30 votes to override the Governor’s veto.
To hear those who urged the House to sustain the Governor’s veto, click below: