On May 17, 2023 the law, known as the Care for Women, Children, and Families Act was enacted into NC State law after the NC Senate and House overrode a veto of the bill by Governor Cooper.
Senate Bill 20 prohibits abortions after 12 weeks, with exceptions: up to 20 weeks for rape and incest, up to 24 weeks for “life-limiting” fetal anomalies, and without limit if a physician determines that the mother’s life is in danger due to a medical emergency.
The Following are the highlights of S.B. 20 and when they will be enacted.
Effective July 1, 2023-
The provisions that take effect July 1 include:
o $20 million in state funds for maternity and paternity leave for teachers and state employees and
o funding for a range of services including child care and foster care.
o A prohibition on eugenics abortions. A provision that creates a $5,000 fine for any person or organization who advertises or provides abortion-inducing drugs, such as mifepristone and misoprostol, in violation of the law.
Effective Oct. 1, 2023
Other parts of the law take effect Oct. 1:
We at NLFO feel this bill is a an answer to prayer and goes above and beyond expectations of what an "abortion bill" should be. We also believe that this proves that the efforts of God's people, people who are willing to serve in all areas of our world including politics and law making, will not return void. God answers the prayer of his people miraculously but also through the willingness of His people to do what He calls them to.
The "highlights: used above were primarily sourced from an article from "News & Observer": State lawmakers voted Tuesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the 12-week abortion bill. May 17, 2023. - sent to NLFO via LIFElink Carolina.
There is a lot more to this bill so if you would like to see the full bill it is included as a link below.