Thursday, July 21, 2011
North Carolina GOP Hopes to Override Governor’s Veto of Abortion Waiting Period Bill
Carolina Journal: GOP Searches For One More Vote on Abortion Bill, by David N. Bass:
RALEIGH — When the state House takes up a series of veto overrides in late July, an abortion-related measure could have one of the tightest margins, but supporters say they’ll have enough legislators on board to make it law.
Unlike other attempts to overcome a veto by Gov. Bev Perdue, however, backers of the Abortion-Woman’s Right to Know Act may find it easier getting a three-fifths majority for an override in the House than in the Senate.
House Bill 854 passed the House 71-48 in June. Aside from the state budget, approved 73-46, the bill garnered more votes than any of the five other House measures vetoed by Gov. Bev Perdue. It also gained the most bipartisan backing. . . .