North Carolina House votes in favor of abortion legislation

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Submitted: Thu, 07/11/2013 - 8:49pm
Updated: Fri, 07/12/2013 - 12:02am

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — The NC House of Representative voted today in favor of the latest version of legislation addressing abortion rules.

The bill passed by a vote of 74 to 41. It now heads to the NC Senate.

“It is extremely disappointing that House members have approved such sweeping restrictions on women’s health care options just one day after this proposal was unveiled to the public,” said Sarah Preston, the policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. “This legislation is not designed to protect women’s health; it is designed to shut down clinics and restrict access to comprehensive and often lifesaving health care, pure and simple.”

Earlier in the day, the chamber set aside three hours to discuss a measure that would increase standards for abortion clinics and require doctors performing abortions to remain physically present during the surgery or as a patient takes a drug to induce abortion.

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4 Comments on "North Carolina House votes in favor of abortion legislation"

2015 years 8 months ago

It is a new day in NC so get use to it. If all these new laws are not what the people want I guess the Republicans will lose the next time around. All of these votes in favorof the new law are on the record so they will either live or die by the sword. It’s been a long time coming

Guest taxpayer II
2015 years 8 months ago

Yeah, They will live or die by the sword. They have a choice.
The unborn don’t, they definitely die by the sword/rod/blade.

2015 years 8 months ago

Yeah, Republicans. More blacks will get to live. A real dilemma for white north east liberals and their population control technique.

2015 years 8 months ago

You poor and ignorant trash voted all my friends into office because you thought they’d fix the economy!!! And now they are doing what Art Pope and I told them to do! Ruin the state’s economy!

We don’t care about your babies and especially not women! We want to control them and when those little suckers are old enough, they’ll work in our stores for minimum wage, won’t have health insurance or an education and then the cycle of cheap labor begins again! OR they’ll join the military and fight the wars we started so we can get rich off of oil or whatever natural resource we cans steal!

Why would we want anything to change? Our Grand Ol’ Party friends keep giving us tax cuts because they want to be “business friendly”! We get richer, you get poorer and we will OWN you all!

Plus you think GOD is on your side. That’s the biggest joke! We are atheists! Keep voting GOP, suckers!