As I wrote back in April, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) vetoed a Born Alive bill passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly that would have provided protections for babies born alive after botched abortions.

In his veto, Cooper wrongly stated that laws were already on the books to protect babies born alive.

The NC Senate voted not long after to override Cooper’s veto, with the help of pro-life Democrat Don Davis. The NC House, on the other hand, was another matter as it was unclear if Republicans – who no longer have a super-majority – had enough votes to join the Senate in overriding.

Today, we found out they didn’t:



In a ghoulish moment reminiscent of New York state legislators celebrating the passage of one of the most extreme pro-abortion bills in the country back in January, NC Senate Democrats were smiling, posing for, and posting pictures shortly before today’s vote:

I responded:

Senate Republicans have already given them a nickname:

A source tells me some Democrats were seen high-fiving each other as they left the House chamber after the vote.

The Governor’s office had an appalling response to the failure to override:

Charlotte Observer editorial page editor Taylor Batten smirked over the failure to override the bill in a tweet shortly after:

It’s a dark day in North Carolina history.

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