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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Days after the Republican-controlled North Carolina Senate reworked a House bill to include new regulations on abortions, local Democrats brought the Moral Monday protests to one senator’s Wilmington office.

“Sen. (Thom) Goolsby, whose office we’re standing in front of, called the people who disagree with him morons,” New Hanover County Democratic Party Chair Richard Poole said. “We think it’s that attitude that brings people out. They think their voice is not being heard and sen. Goolsby certainly isn’t listening.”

Monday afternoon the voice of the democratic opposition to Goolsby was heard loud and clear as protestors chanted, “Let women decide their fate, not you, not the state,” outside his downtown office in opposition to his vote for HB 695, which liberals contend would essentially end abortion in north carolina…

“This is a societal issue,” protestor Susan Kranyik said. “It should not be a government issue. If we as a society say that whatever two consenting adults do is ok under the law, then we have to decide that those two consenting adults and the doctor can make that decision just as well and not a government.”

Goolsby issued a statement defending his stance while firing back at his critics.

“It is the height of irony that on a day when pro-abortion Democrat activists protested a bill to protect women seeking abortions, the latest closure of an unsafe abortion clinic was announced. This clinic is located in Durham,” Goolsby wrote.

The protestors say that they will continue to stand outside of his office on Mondays until their message is heard.

Another Moral Monday protest is scheduled for tonight in Raleigh.

Last week the Senate decided it would not reconvene until tomorrow afternoon.


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  • creativeendeavor

    https://www.nccivitas.org/2013/moneymonday/ Democrats don’t care about people just the funding.

  • Guestfellin

    These GOP politicians don’t give a flip about babies or women’s health!

    Where do you think the future minimum-wage slaves and soldiers for future wars come from? Poor, uneducated women’s unwanted babies will fill the low-paying jobs of corporate America and become the cannon fodder for wars that the military-industrial complex start to make them money.

    It’s the 1% controlling the 99%. And they’ll cloak it in “Christian” values to appeal to their base.

    Wake up and see what is REALLY happening!

  • guesty

    Well put Pete. When the number of people that vote for a living outnumber those of us that work and pay taxes, it will all come crumbling down.

  • Pete

    I don’t put anyone that has a job down. They are working and has nothing to be ashamed of if it’s honest work doesn’t matter that it’s Burger King or picking up trash. I don’t pleasure much in people that mock people for doing labor or put much in stock of their opinion there after. Those of us that work for a living are tired of you people that vote for a living. Get a life

  • Guestg

    You’re doing more for the other side than you’ll likely ever know! Great job, Burgerboy! Do you work at McDonald’s or Hardee’s?

  • Guest000000

    They have a special day for a type of fabric? Brilliant you are. Maybe you need to have a special Dictionary Day. How about Thesaurus Thursday. When I read posts like yours I wonder just exactly who is moderating this stuff.

  • creativeendeavor

    So everyone is fine with the government regulating every aspect of their lives and determining what is moral and what is not moral. Abortion is legal and the woman gets to decide if her aborted baby, born alive and able to live should be hacked to death by a doctor because she has a choice. She chooses if her fetus becomes a baby. So next, you’re old or disabled unable to fend for yourself, just like that fetus, who decides if you get your medicine or medical treatment. Who wants you anyway? What do you contribute? I certainly don’t want to take care of all the mentally disabled or physically handicapped. It’s my right to choose.

  • Burgerboy

    Ha, it seems like them libber democrats must not have jobs, because they seem to be out marching and protesting and causing a ruckus and stirring up trouble all the time just for the sake of stirring up trouble. I guess they have other stuff that they go around protesting the other 6 days of the week when they aren’t working on MOOCHER MONDAY stuff. whoops. I meant MONKEY MONDAY. MORON MONDAY? MUSLIN MONDAY? I like moocher monkey moron monday, myself, ha!

  • Guest000000

    Typical Republicans…Fight the teaching of safe sex, Make contraceptives harder to get by allowing employers to choose not to cover them under their insurance plans, Restrict access and funding to Planned Parenthood, Deny reasonable access to abortion, Fight the rights of same sex couples to adopt, and Cut funding to teach the children once they are born. Idiots.

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