Protecting newborn babies should be commonsense for everyone, regardless of political party or ideology, yet we have witnessed Governor Roy Cooper not only veto a previous version of the bill—Senate Bill 359—in Spring of 2019. He also used it to raise funds for his re-election campaign by labeling this bill an “attack on women’s rights”.
Everyone should be able to agree that the circumstance of a child’s birth should not determine their right to life. Senate Bill 405 solidifies this truth by closing a loophole in state statutes and clarifies and codifies that any infant born alive is a legal person. The bill guarantees the right to life of baby girls and boys who born alive after a failed late-term abortion are entitled to full medical services.