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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina House is pushing ahead with legislation that would place additional restrictions on abortions.

The House voted 72-47 on Tuesday to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of legislation requiring women to get an ultrasound and wait 24 hours after state-mandated counseling before an abortion.

The Senate must approve a veto override by a three-fifths majority before the abortion regulations would become law.

Perdue said she rejected the abortion restrictions as a needless government intrusion into what doctors tell women who have made a difficult choice.

Bill supporter Rep. Ruth Samuelson says the new restrictions will make abortions more rare. The Mecklenburg County Republican says legal abortions will also be safer by requiring doctors and clinics to have insurance and backup plans.

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

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  • Female Guest

    If the GOP actually cared about preventing abortions, they would fund real sex education and access to birth control. Instead they do their best to undermine and defund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that not only focus on birth control (not abortions) but also healthcare for women.

    Republicans love you……until you are born.

  • Das Weibstück

    More unwanted children being born to parents who are incapable of taking care of them. More children being abused and neglected. Oh but thats Ok, at least they got to live. Watch the welfare rolls soar.


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