Photo gallery: Veto rally draws big crowds as NC’s governor vows to fight Republican-backed abortion restrictions

By: - May 13, 2023 6:25 pm

Large crowds gather on Bicentennial Mall in Raleigh to support a veto of SB 20. Photo: Clayton Henkel

Thousands gathered on Raleigh’s Bicentennial Mall Saturday cheering as Gov. Roy Cooper made good on his promise to veto Senate Bill 20, the restrictive abortion ban rushed through the Republican-controlled legislature with little public input and zero amendments. The governor will need at least one Republican to rethink their position in order to sustain his veto. The bill does not have the backing of the NC Medical Society.  Read full coverage of the rally and the controversial legislation by NC Newsline reporter Lynn Bonner.

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Clayton Henkel
Clayton Henkel

Communications Coordinator Clayton Henkel manages the NC Newsline website and daily newsletter, while also producing daily audio commentaries and the weekly News and Views radio program/podcast.