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McCrory will not talk about abortion bill

Posted July 5, 2013

— Gov. Pat McCrory will not talk about what he would do if lawmakers send him a bill to restrict abortions in North Carolina.

The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/12L1S1A) McCrory would not say Thursday if he would sign the bill into law. He was at a July Fourth parade in the Rowan County town of Faith.

The North Carolina Senate approved the restrictions Wednesday. The House Health Committee plans to take up the bill next Tuesday, meaning it could go before the full House later next week.

The bill would require abortion clinics to meet tougher standards similar to those for outpatient surgery clinics. Opponents say that would effectively close most of the state's 16 abortion clinics.

McCrory, who criticized the way the Senate handled the bill, said during his campaign last fall that he would not sign a bill with further abortion restrictions.

Paul Stam Stam predicts McCrory will sign abortion bill

House Speaker Pro Tem Paul Stam predicted Friday that the governor would sign the abortion bill after the House passes it.

"I'm not a mind reader, but I would think so, yes," Stam, R-Wake, said during a taping of "On the Record" when asked about McCrory signing the bill.

He said McCrory's stance during the campaign was to "a non-specific question as to which there was no focus on anything in particular."



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  • gaileyes70 Jul 8, 2013

    This is what happens when you have a majority of Republicans running the house and senate. They are passing laws that will take us 50 years back. Women will be going to a back alley to have a abortion( out of desperation) due to the lack of proper sites to go too, because of some over zealous, backwards thinking, bible thumping Republicans. WAKE UP NC. YOU ALL ARE GETTING TAKEN FOR A RIDE. Church and state should and need to be separate from each other. THIS IS A DEMOCRACY NOT A THEOCRACY. NO MAN, NO GOVERNMENT SHOULD EVER BE ALOUD TO TELL A WOMAN WHAT SHE CAN AND CAN NOT DO WITH HER BODY. SYSTEM IS NOT PERFECT, BUT THE CHOICE (KEY WORD HERE IS CHOICE) SHOULD BE FOR THAT WOMAN TO DECIDE WHAT SHE DOES.

  • tarheelfan41 Jul 8, 2013

    As much as you may want to debate it, you cannot kill something that is not born.As much as you may want to debate it, you cannot kill something that is not born. jayloanofficer
    jayloanofficer

    Why are some mothers charged with child abuse for doing drugs during pregnancy? Why is the murderer of a pregnant mother charged with double murder? Happens OFTEN.

  • tatermommy52 Jul 5, 2013

    Between abortions and same sex marriage the Democrats may legislate themselves out of existence.

  • hjksutton Jul 5, 2013

    Can you say "Puppet on a String" Just wondering, is Pinnichio coming anytime soon to the DPAC? If so, the Gov has the lead part, and Berger and Tillis can share the roles of the puppet master!

  • tatermommy52 Jul 5, 2013

    Gov McCrory is avoiding this trap and that's a good idea.

  • Ex-Republican Jul 5, 2013

    Why not put a moratorium on abortions and have an innocence project to make sure that racial bias is not a factor in the procedure. tatermommy52

    Yet another excellent question. Good point!

  • Ex-Republican Jul 5, 2013

    "jobs...jobs...jobs...." disgusted2010

    Obama was suppose to deliver on that. He failed big time.

    "....small government..."

    Defending human life doesn't increase the size of government one bit!

  • tatermommy52 Jul 5, 2013

    Why not put a moratorium on abortions and have an innocence project to make sure that racial bias is not a factor in the procedure.

  • disgusted2010 Jul 5, 2013

    McCrory will not talk about the bill because Art Pope has not told him what his answer will be.

  • rushbot Jul 5, 2013

    jobs...jobs...jobs....small government...HAH!! pretty tricky, weren't those republicons..and with that, i must away..you all have a great rest of Aphelion 2013!!!

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