RALEIGH –Today the North Carolina House of Representatives sustained Governor Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 359, which targeted health care providers who provide safe and legal abortion care with the threat of a serious criminal penalty.   

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina opposed this bill.    

Susanna Birdsong, Senior Policy Counsel for the ACLU of North Carolina, released the following statement:   

“Governor Cooper did the right thing when he vetoed this dangerous bill, and we’re glad that it will never go into effect. S.B. 359 had nothing to do with how abortion care actually works and everything to do with spreading lies and misinformation. Today’s failed effort to override the governor’s veto represents another defeat for extremist lawmakers whose ultimate agenda is to push abortion care out of reach for all North Carolinians.”