Statement from Born Alive Bill Sponsors on Governor Cooper’s Veto

Raleigh, N.C. – Senator Joyce Krawiec (R-Forsyth) and Representative Pat McElraft (R-Carteret) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:

“Caring for a living, breathing, newborn infant is too restrictive for Governor Cooper’s radical abortion agenda.”  We thought Democrats would agree that children born alive should be separate from the abortion debate, but it’s clear that they want the ‘right to choose’ to even extend past birth. This is a sad day for North Carolina.”

Senate Bill 359 Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act requires healthcare practitioners provide the same duty of care to every infant born alive in North Carolina, whether or not it was born alive despite an abortion.

The legislation only applies when a living, breathing baby is completely removed from a mother’s womb and shows signs of life like a heartbeat.  It contains no provisions regarding pre-birth abortion procedures.

North Carolina’s previous limitations on late-term abortions were struck down by a federal judge in March.