Gov. Roy Cooper is going to veto Senate Bill 20 at a “veto rally for health care freedom” at 10 a.m. May 13 at Bicentennial Mall in Raleigh in collaboration with the North Carolina Reproductive Freedom Coalition.
The bill, called the “Care for Women, Children, and Families Act,” would limit abortions to 12 weeks with exceptions of cases like rape or incest, which would extend the limit to 20 weeks. The current abortion limit in North Carolina is 20 weeks.
The rally follows Cooper’s “abortion rountables” in Mecklenburg County on May 9 and New Haven County on May 10 to encourage legislators to uphold his veto. Cooper also hopes to gather supporters to “help sustain his veto,” according to the rally announcement.