June 25, 2021
For Immediate Release
Raleigh, NC - Today, Governor Cooper vetoed Republicans' House Bill 453, "Human Life Nondiscrimination Act/No Eugenics."
"Abortions based on genetic traits such as sex, race or Down Syndrome are unquestionably wrong," said NCGOP Press Secretary Livy Polen. "Like Governor Cooper, the NCGOP firmly believes in a woman's right to privacy with her doctor. However, the practice of sex-, race-, or disability-selective abortions are not based on medical advice, but genetic preferences. Cooper's veto suggests that only certain genetic traits make a human life valuable. As Republicans, we stand by the American principle that ALL life is of equal value."