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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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Melissa T
2016 years 2 months ago

i think women should keep there legs closed and they wouldnt have any of this to worry about! use protection! i am against abortion i think if a women was to get pregnant on the pill or with other forms of protection the child is ment to be on here! no child is a unwanted! God loves all of them and all have a place! there have been MANY successful people in the world who was given up for adoption, and in foster homes! and yeah we do have welfare to help the unprepared mothers, and fathers. but i would… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

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

J Gaston
2016 years 2 months ago

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

Charles Walters
2016 years 2 months ago

What gives the government or religious fools the right to dictate morals or what a woman can do with her own body? It seems you need to look at your own house, before you tell others how to run theirs. Yes I think education and the economy takes the lead over abortion. So you tell your preachers to get out of government because the seperation of church and state is there for a reason. IT IS NONE OF YOUR DA** Business.

2016 years 2 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.

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