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Strickland, Hall critical of Gov. Cooper's Planned Parenthood affiliate endorsement in Facebook post


By Zeta Cross | Mar 5, 2020


Rep. Larry Strickland (R-Johnson County) and Rep. Destin Hall (R-Caldwell) recently shared a post on Facebook that is critical of Gov. Roy Cooper's announcement that he was "proud" to receive the endorsement of a Planned Parenthood affiliate Group.

“Gov. Cooper was 'proud' accept the recent endorsement of a Planned Parenthood affiliate group," Hall said in a post that Strickland also shared with his followers. "His radical stance against life was made clear when he blocked a bill that simply required a child born after a botched abortion to receive medical care. The Democratic Party has completely sold out to left-wing extremism.” 

Last June, the NC GOP failed to override Cooper’s veto of the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act. Cooper said the bill was redundant because doctors are already legally bound to protect fetuses that are born alive under a 2002 law. Cooper said the bill “criminalized a practice that simply does not exist.” His veto of the bill is one reason that a Planned Parenthood-affiliated group endorsed his reelection campaign. 

Rep. Larry Strickland (R-Johnson County) | Wikipedia

The override effort in the North Carolina House failed after a 67-53 vote, just short of the three-fifths majority needed to overturn Cooper’s veto. Both Strickland and Hall supported the override effort. 

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