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Pro-Life Activists Criticize Cooper Veto

Forest attacked Cooper and called the governor race a matter of life and death.

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Madelaine Pisani
April 19, 2019, 10:36 a.m.

Gov. Roy Cooper (D) faced backlash after vetoing “Senate Bill 359. Republicans called it the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.”

Values NC, a “social conservative action group … lobbied hard for the bill.”

Values NC representative Tami Fitzgerald: “Roy Cooper didn't just veto a bill, he vetoed babies. … If a baby who's born as a result of an abortion is actually killed by the abortionist or someone in the room or is allowed to die, there should be some tough penalties for that.”

“Cooper rejected that argument. In a statement, the governor wrote, ‘Laws already protect newborns babies and this bill is an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients.’”

NARAL Pro-Choice NC Executive Director Tara Romano: “We appreciate that Governor Cooper did take this stand.” (WTVD)

FOREST. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (R) was critical of Cooper’s veto. He tweeted a photo of a baby that reads: “Elections aren’t usually matters of life and death … but sometimes they are.” (Twitter)

He tweeted the photo shortly after another tweet reading, “It is a sad day when the governor of any state, no matter the circumstance, chooses to not protect the life of a helpless newborn baby.” (Twitter)

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