Roy Cooper affixed his veto stamp to the bill in an unconventionally public display. “We’re going to have to kick it into an even higher gear when that veto stamp comes down,” Cooper told the crowd. “I couldn’t stop crying tears of joy seeing the governor hold up the veto stamp, but I know it’s an uphill battle to keep this momentum going,” Long said. Republicans have pitched the measure as a middle-ground change to state abortion laws developed after months of private negotiations between House and Senate GOP members. Davis said last fall that he supported “what the law is in North Carolina right now,” which was a 20-week limit.