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Group says NC abortion clinic rules fall short

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A group backing social conservative causes says proposed abortion clinic regulations released this week by North Carolina health officials don't go far enough. The head of the North Carolina Values Coalition also criticized Gov. Pat McCrory and his Department of Health and Human Services for getting input from abortion providers about the rules. Full story...
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New rules for NC abortion clinics unveiled

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North Carolina government health officials have developed new rules for the state's abortion clinics more than a year after the legislature demanded upgrades so that they would be treated like outpatient surgery centers. The proposed regulations were released Monday. Full story...
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Abortion, schools featured in new NC Senate ads

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Close to $2 million is being spent by outside groups on new television advertisements in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race - one from anti-abortion forces and another from the nation's largest teachers union. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want review of abortion plate ruling

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Republicans at the North Carolina legislature want the nation's highest court to review a ruling barring the state from issuing anti-abortion license plates unless they provide a similar option to pro-choice motorists. Full story...
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Asheville abortion services to move to new clinic

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A Planned Parenthood facility scheduled to open this summer will take over the abortion services provided by another clinic in Asheville. The suspension came days after Gov. Pat McCrory signed legislation TO regulate abortion clinics. Full story...
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AG Cooper to appeal ruling on part of abortion law

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says he's decided to appeal a federal court ruling that struck down part of a law requiring abortion providers to describe an ultrasound to women seeking to terminate a pregnancy. Full story...
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Pro-life advocates form Life Chain

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videoFor the 23rd year in a row, pro-life advocates in more than 1,500 cities joined in prayer for the national Life Chain. Full story...
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Lt. Gov. Forest talks about big issues from legislative session

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videoLt. Gov. Dan Forest stopped by our studios this afternoon ahead of a town hall meeting he's hosting tonight in Wilmington. From abortion regulation to voter ID, we asked the lieutenant governor about controversial issues. Full story...
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Supporters rally at Goolsby's office to say thanks

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videoProtestors have recently targeted Sen. Thom Goolsby, but today there was a different kind of rally outside of his downtown law office. Supporters thanked the Goolsby for keeping the promises he made during the election. Full story...
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McCrory signs NC abortion legislation into law

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is signing into law a route toward tougher regulation on abortion clinics that supporters say will enhance safety and opponents contend will force most to close. Full story...
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