Senate votes to override Cooper on abortion bill – WRAL

The Political Agitator’s response: Saturday the 1st Congressional District Convention was held and I was expecting to hear about what was going on on the State Level. I thought I was going to find out what was going on on the National Level but Congressman G.K. Butterfield could not attend. The speaker ended up being the Sheriff of Pitt County and I had an issue with that because the Edgecombe County Sheriff has not addressed the convention so how do you bring in another Sheriff. This was not following protocol in my opinion and I texted Sen. Davis when I heard on the radio while in route to the convention that Congressman G.K. Butterfield was not going to be the speaker but the Sheriff of Pitt County. Also over the weekend I received a call from a friend from another county and while we were talking he brought up Sen. Davis name saying someone said we need to be checking Sen. Davis voting record because it appears he has voting with the Republicans. Well I believe this confirms such.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Senate voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of an abortion bill Tuesday evening.

The Republican-controlled chamber managed the three-fifths threshold required by a single vote – with the help of one Democrat.


Don Davis

, D-Pitt, one of just two Senate Democrats to vote for the bill the first time out, stuck to his vote Tuesday and went against the governor. He left the chamber after adjournment without comment.


Ben Clark

, D-Hoke, also voted for the bill when it was before the chamber earlier this year, but he backed the governor and voted against the override.

The bill now heads back to the House on Thursday, and Republicans face tougher math there if they’re to fully overturn Cooper’s veto and make the bill law.

Senate Bill 359 would make it a felony for doctors to fail to perform life-saving measures on a baby born alive after a botched abortion, and it creates a new duty for nurses and other staff to report these doctors. Bills like this cropped up in a number of states this year after a similar measure failed to pass the U.S. Senate. (Read more)

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