North Carolina

North Carolina GOP attempt to override anti-abortion bill veto fails

 Then-North Carolina gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper speaks during Get Out the Vote on November 6, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
North Carolina Gov Roy Cooper. Photo: Jeff Hahne/Getty Images

North Carolina's Republican-led state House of Representatives fell 5 votes short of a required majority to overturn a veto by Gov. Roy Cooper (D) of an abortion-related bill Wednesday.

Details: Cooper vetoed SB 359, known as the "born alive bill," which would have criminalized doctors and nurses who failed to care for an infant delivered during an unsuccessful abortion.

A children's hospital kept performing heart surgery, despite doctors' concerns

North Carolina Children's Hospital kept performing pediatric heart surgeries despite doctors' concerns about the program's performance, NYT reports in a gut-wrenching investigation.

Why it matters: The doctors' comments "offer a rare, unfiltered look inside a medical institution as physicians weighed their ethical obligations to patients while their bosses also worried about harming the surgical program," NYT's Ellen Gabler writes.