Today, North Carolina legislators are attempting to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of an anti-abortion bill.
Dr. Rathika Nimalendran, family medicine physician in North Carolina and Fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health issued the following statement:
“As abortion providers and those who need abortion care continue to be vilified across this country, I am appalled that my state Representatives are attempting to override what our Governor has already made clear: abortion is health care that North Carolinians need.
“…abortion is health care that North Carolinians need.”
“The bill Governor Cooper vetoed and that Representatives are attempting to resurface is one that has nothing to do with how abortion care actually works. The bill is based on misinformation—not medical evidence, not science, and not the reality of the pregnant people and families I serve. Bills like this aim to intentionally scare the public with misinformation and push abortion care further out of reach.
“The bill is based on misinformation—not medical evidence, not science, and not the reality of the pregnant people and families I serve.”
“Every day, I meet with real people who are facing the deeply personal decision of whether to continue their pregnancy. As their doctor, it is my job to provide them with the care that they decide is best for them and their family based on their unique life circumstances, medical history, their values, their faith, and their hopes for the future. This is the reality I wish our state Representatives were basing their decisions on, not in the dangerous lies being spread by this bill.”