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Federal Legislation

State Legislative Victories

To visit the North Carolina General Assembly’s website, please click here.

NC House and Senate members have introduced pro-life bills which North Carolina Right to Life wholeheartedly supports. Please contact your NC House and Senate members in the State Legislature to ask them to support the legislation. The link to find who represents you can be found here. This map shows the location of the Legislative Office Building and the Legislative Building.

Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

This legislation protects pain capable unborn children from abortion beginning at 20 weeks post fertilization or 22 weeks LMP. The state asserts that it has a compelling interest in protecting the unborn child from the pain that they would experience at this stage of development. The 50 medical studies supporting the pain that unborn children feel demonstrate this fact.

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S405/H510)

This legislation provides that if an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of North Carolina and entitled to all the protections of such laws. Also, any infant born alive after an abortion or within a hospital, clinic, or other facility has the same claim to the protection of the law that would arise for any newborn, or for any person who comes to a hospital, clinic, or other facility for screening and treatment or otherwise becomes a patient within its care.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act passed the NC Senate 28-19 with 2 Democrats, Senators Clark and Davis supporting the legislation and 3 Republicans with excused absences, Senators Gunn, Horner, and Brown. The NC House passed the bill by a margin of 65-46 with 4 Democrats, Representatives Gailliard, Graham, Pierce, and Smith voting for the bill. Representative McGrady (R) was present but did not vote. 5 Democrats and 3 Republicans had excused absences.

After Roy Cooper’s veto, the NC Senate passed a motion to override the veto. Then on June 5, the NC House voted to override Cooper’s veto but failed. Reps. Gailliard and Smith who originally voted for the bill decided they would support the Governor rather than the babies and voted to sustain Cooper’s veto. The vote to override Governor Cooper’s veto failed to pass by a vote of 67to 53, failing to achieve the necessary 3/5 majority for the motion to pass.

Now there is no law banning abortions after 20 weeks and no law specifically protecting newborns who survive an abortion. This situation underscores the fact that elections have consequences for the protection of the babies and why we need a pro-life governor and legislature to get pro-life laws.

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Federal Legislation

State Legislative Victories

To visit the North Carolina General Assembly’s website, please click here.

NC House and Senate members have introduced pro-life bills which North Carolina Right to Life wholeheartedly supports. Please contact your NC House and Senate members in the State Legislature to ask them to support the legislation. The link to find who represents you can be found here. This map shows the location of the Legislative Office Building and the Legislative Building.

Abortion Pill Reversal

This legislation requires that a mother after receiving the first of two abortion pills to kill her unborn child is furnished information that will let her know of the possibility of reversing the process so her baby can live. The information provided to her by the state will give her a number to call so she talk with knowledgeable professionals about her options. This information will also be posted on the state Woman’s Right to Know web site and in the state produced Woman’s Right to Know booklet as mandated by the Woman’s Right to Know law passed in 2011. 

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (S405/H510)

This legislation provides that if an abortion results in the live birth of an infant, the infant is a legal person for all purposes under the laws of North Carolina and entitled to all the protections of such laws. Also, any infant born alive after an abortion or within a hospital, clinic, or other facility has the same claim to the protection of the law that would arise for any newborn, or for any person who comes to a hospital, clinic, or other facility for screening and treatment or otherwise becomes a patient within its care.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act passed the NC Senate 28-19 with 2 Democrats, Senators Clark and Davis supporting the legislation and 3 Republicans with excused absences, Senators Gunn, Horner, and Brown. The NC House passed the bill by a margin of 65-46 with 4 Democrats, Representatives Gailliard, Graham, Pierce, and Smith voting for the bill. Representative McGrady (R) was present but did not vote. 5 Democrats and 3 Republicans had excused absences.

After Roy Cooper’s veto, the NC Senate passed a motion to override the veto. Then on June 5, the NC House voted to override Cooper’s veto but failed. Reps. Gailliard and Smith who originally voted for the bill decided they would support the Governor rather than the babies and voted to sustain Cooper’s veto. The vote to override Governor Cooper’s veto failed to pass by a vote of 67to 53, failing to achieve the necessary 3/5 majority for the motion to pass.

Now there is no law banning abortions after 20 weeks and no law specifically protecting newborns who survive an abortion. This situation underscores the fact that elections have consequences for the protection of the babies and why we need a pro-life governor and legislature to get pro-life laws.

Dismemberment Abortions

“DISMEMBERMENT ABORTION” means, with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, purposely to dismember a living unborn child and extract him or her one piece at a time from the uterus through use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments that, through the convergence of two rigid levers, slice, crush, and /or grasp a portion of the unborn child’s body to cut or rip it off.

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