Raleigh, NC – Today Governor Roy Cooper vetoed HB 453, the Human Life Nondiscrimination Act/ No Eugenics.
HB 453 would prohibit individuals from performing an abortion unless a physician has confirmed the abortion is not being sought because of the actual or presumed race or sex of the unborn child or the presence or presumed presence of Down syndrome.
North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore responded to the veto with the following statement:
“Gender, race, and disability are protected classes in most other contexts. Why should we allow the unborn to be discriminated against for these same traits? The message sent by this veto is that some human life is more valuable than others based on immutable characteristics.”
Speaker Moore continued, “This bill had bipartisan support in the House, and we will continue to work hard to protect the unborn. And we will support individuals with disabilities and the families who care for them. They deserve nothing less.”