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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Women seeking abortions in North Carolina will be required to wait 24 hours and receive state-mandated counseling and an ultrasound before a procedure.

The Republican-led Legislature completed its override Thursday of a measure vetoed by Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue.

The Senate canceled the veto thanks in part to a Republican senator who was absent for the final vote. Sen. Stan Bingham of Davidson County had voted against the abortion restriction last month. His absence meant bill supporters got the votes necessary for the override.

The House agreed to the override earlier this week.

Perdue vetoed the bill because she said it obstructs needlessly the patient-doctor relationship.

Social conservatives praised the bill, which also requires a woman consider an offer to see the shape of the fetus and hear a heartbeat.

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60 Comments on "Abortion restrictions become NC law after veto override"

J Gaston
2015 years 10 months ago

Men should be required to wait 24 hours and receive state-mandated counseling before taking Viagra.

2015 years 10 months ago

Please point to the place in the Constitution that says that there is a separation of church and state.

2015 years 10 months ago

The courts have held again and again that a separation of church and state is implicit in first amendment of the US Constitution. Somehow I think they understand the document better than you do. Their rulings go back well into the 19th century and carefully examine the intent of the drafters of the first amendment guarantee of religious liberty, Jefferson and Madison.

2015 years 10 months ago

Finally! Something positive has been passed in N.C. Now, let’s stop paying for them as well! Maybe, just maybe couples will think about taking more precaution and being more responsible for their actions and not run for the quick fix when the UH-OH strikes.

Das Weibstück
2015 years 10 months ago

The fetal stage of a human begins 11 weeks after fertilization. Before that its a zygote then an embryo. So having it aborted before 11 weeks isn’t “killing” a FETUS at all.


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