North Carolina pro-life supporters are celebrating as a new measure will be enforced to discourage women from getting abortions.

On Thursday the North Carolina Senate overrode Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of a mandatory ultrasound bill in a 29 to 19 vote.

Doctors in the state will now be required to give an ultrasound to women seeking an abortion before performing the procedure. They also must describe the fetus in detail. Women will have to wait 24 hours before being allowed to kill their baby.

According to Reuters, Elizabeth Nash, public policy associate with Guttmacher Institute in Washington says North Carolina is joining “25 other U.S. states that require pre-abortion counseling that goes beyond basic medical ‘informed consent.’”

Nash also said it is the tenth state to include an ultrasound, an additional requirement.

“It’s a historic vote,” Barbara Holt, president of N.C. Right to Life, told the Charlotte Observer. “It’s exciting to see it pass. It’s what we’ve hoped for, worked for for so many years.”

Perdue vetoed the bill on June 27, calling the legislation a “dangerous intrusion into the confidential relationship that exists between women and their doctors” in her veto message.

The primary sponsor of the bill, Republican Rep. Ruth Samuelson, says it is vital information for women who are making a major decision.

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