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Woman’s Right to Know veto is overrided
BR staff
August 05, 2011
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Woman’s Right to Know veto is overrided

Woman’s Right to Know veto is overrided
BR staff
August 05, 2011

The North Carolina Senate and House voted to override

Governor Bev Perdue’s veto of a bill requiring a 24-hour waiting period for

women considering abortions.

The Woman’s Right to Know Act, which now becomes law, was

vetoed by Gov. Perdue more than a month ago. But both the House and Senate

rallied to override the veto in the latest legislative sessions.

The bill requires state-mandated counseling before women opt

for abortions and ensures the women receive information from doctors about

adoption and other alternatives.

Ruth Samuelson, one of the bill’s sponsors, tweeted July 26

about the House’s override of Perdue’s veto. “Thanks for everyone’s prayers,”

she said. She updated her followers July 28 when the Senate also overrode the

veto.