North Carolina Governor Vetoes Ultrasound Requirement
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed two new abortion restrictions in the state, calling them an attempt to intrude on a relationship between a doctor and a patient.
“The bill contains provisions that are the most extreme in the nation in terms of interfering with that relationship,” Perdue said in a statement reported by the Washington Post. “Physicians must be free to advise and treat their patients based on their medical knowledge and expertise and not have their advice overridden by elected officials seeking to impose their own ideological agenda on others.”
This veto, along with a veto of a mandatory 24 hour waiting period and a budget item that would ban the state from funding Planned Parenthood, marks the Governor’s unswerving attempt to stand as a roadblock between legislators who want to impede a woman’s right to obtain a legal legal health care services and a woman’s right to control her own reproductive health.
The Governor’s veto of the Planned Parenthood was overridden by the legislature. We will have to wait to see if these subsequent vetoes will be overridden as well.
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