Abortion North Carolina

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, and Planned Parenthood South Atlantic CEO Jenny Black speak with doctors at a forum about new abortion restrictions, Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Democratic governor rallied residents and local doctors Wednesday in Wilmington as part of a last-minute bid to persuade at least one Republican lawmaker to sustain his expected veto of a bill banning most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

The visit marks the second day of Gov. Roy Cooper's cross-state campaign to urge the constituents of four GOP state legislators to demand they uphold abortion access after expressing hesitance about further restrictions during their election campaigns last year.

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