Gov. Cooper to visit New Hanover County, host roundtable to address abortion access bill

The governor is scheduled to visit New Hanover County on Wednesday, May 10.
Published: May. 9, 2023 at 11:35 AM EDT|Updated: May. 10, 2023 at 6:51 AM EDT
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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Governor Roy Cooper has announced plans to visit New Hanover County to host a “women’s health roundtable” in reaction to the passing of Senate Bill 20 by the North Carolina General Assembly.

The governor plans to visit Davidson and Huntersville on Tuesday, May 9, to host roundtables there. He is scheduled to visit Cape Fear Community College at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10.

The announcement from the Office of Governor Roy Cooper highlights the campaigns of Representative Ted Davis and Senator Michael Lee, who represent New Hanover County in the state House and Senate, respectively.

Governor Roy Cooper says he will veto the bill, but Republicans have enough seats in each chamber of the General Assembly to override a veto if every member votes along party lines.

“Several Republican legislators campaigned on promises to protect women’s reproductive health. They still have time to keep those promises if they vote to sustain Governor Cooper’s veto,” states the release from the office.