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NC lawmakers consider abortion info requirements

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By EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- North Carolina lawmakers are taking up legislation that would require a 24-hour waiting period and an ultrasound of the fetus before a legal abortion.

Supporters told a House judiciary committee on Wednesday that the additional requirements would give women a fuller picture of what's at stake. Danelle Hallenbeck of Angier said she had an abortion and has been burdened for years by not knowing how long she'd been pregnant.

Dr. David Grimes of Research Triangle Park says he performs abortions as part of his medical practice. He says the required delay after a woman seeks out an abortion provider will add costs and increase the number of unintended births.

North Carolina is one of 16 states that don't require a waiting period and counseling before an abortion.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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This story highlights what

This story highlights what is wrong the laws in the US. So Danelle Hallenbeck had abortion and know she wants other women be penalized by her personal choice. Everyone needs to mind their own business. Each woman has her own body. How dare this woman and any man legislate this extremely private matter.

what? Private?

In the early 70's some poor excuse for a woman used the privacy excuse, and sadly it worked. I think we have come far enough to realize that privacy in america can mean many things. There are very few things I believe the government should step in on. My privacy, and yours, isn't one of them. But just because that baby is being held within the poisonous womb of an abortion seeking mother, doesn't make it her own private secret! My children that I can touch aren't my private belongings, I cannot legally abuse my dog because I feel like it. If one can say that a baby, in utero, isn't real, what makes you real? Your heartbeat? Your blood? Your face? Ooh, your ability to grow and move? If it's only air breathing, you are ignoring many other qualities, and it seems a bit of a stretch for convenience, laziness, and ' privacy'.