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Abortion

Butler attacks Goolsby with transvaginal wand

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video A new ad in the race for state Senate District 9 is grabbing people's attention. Deb Butler's new ad says incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby is trying to follow women into the doctor's office. Full story...
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'I had an abortion' shirts spark controversy at UNCW

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video UNCW students held a silent protest this afternoon against the sale of some controversial t-shirts. The UNCW Women's Studies Department and the university's LGBTQIA Resource Office held a panel today selling shirts for $15 that read "I had an abortion." Full story...
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Jacksonville to revise rules after abortion foes sue

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A federal judge is approving a settlement after anti-abortion protesters claimed a Jacksonville city ordinance violates free-speech rights by giving police too much leeway in deciding where and when demonstrations are allowed. Full story...
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US judge blocks NC 'Choose Life' plates for now

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A federal judge is putting a temporary halt to North Carolina's plans to allow people to purchase anti-abortion license plates. Full story...
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New NC abortion restrictions take effect Wednesday

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New abortion restrictions in North Carolina are set to take effect without a key portion of the measure which focused upon ultrasounds for pregnant women. Full story...
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NC crisis pregnancy centers criticized in report

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Abortion-rights advocates challenging new restrictions on doctors before the procedure is performed in North Carolina are now taking aim at centers that urge women to continue their pregnancies to term. Full story...
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Life Chain holds anti-abortion rallies across Port City

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On Sunday afternoon, Wilmington joined more than 1,400 cities as a site for an pro-life rally. The event is called Life Chain, and it's in its 21st year. Life Chain is one of the nation's largest pro-life rallies. People who participated say it's a way to communicate their opposition to abortion. Full story...
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NC ACLU sues over 'Choose Life' license plates

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The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent production of North Carolina's new anti-abortion "Choose Life" license plates. Full story...
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Judge weighs NC funds cutoff of Planned Parenthood

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A federal judge is weighing whether to invalidate part of the state budget that cuts off North Carolina's two Planned Parenthood affiliates from federal or state family planning money. Full story...
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Abortion restrictions become NC law after veto override

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Women seeking abortions in North Carolina will be required to wait 24 hours and receive state-mandated counseling and an ultrasound before a procedure. Full story...
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NC House beats abortion rules veto, Senate next

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The North Carolina House is pushing ahead with legislation that would place additional restrictions on abortions. Full story...
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Planned Parenthood sues NC budget

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Planned Parenthood is going to federal court to fight the new North Carolina budget that cuts it off from receiving federal and state funds for family planning. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue vetoes abortion waiting period bill

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue on Monday vetoed Republican-penned legislation that would place medical and time hurdles in front of women considering abortions. House Bill 854 would prohibit an abortion unless a woman is provided with state-specified information about the physician at least 24 hours in advance. Full story...
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Abortion bill awaiting decision by NC governor

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue must soon reveal what she intends to do with legislation that would place medical and time hurdles in front of women considering abortions. Full story...
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Poll: Over half of NC voters support “Abortion - Woman’s Right To Know Act”

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Fifty-six percent of North Carolina voters support proposed legislation requiring more information be provided to women before an abortion is performed, according to a new poll released by the Civitas Institute. Full story...
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