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Dems: Lawmakers should leave abortion clinic rules alone

Posted January 29, 2015

— Abortion-rights groups want the Republican-led legislature to keep its hands off rules proposed by state regulators for how North Carolina abortion clinics must operate.

Several Democratic lawmakers plan to join health providers and activists at a Thursday news conference at the Legislative Building.

Democrats, including Rep. Rick Glazier, D-Cumberland, Sen. Angela Bryant, D- Nash, and Sen. Mike Woodard, D-Durham, will hold a news conference calling on fellow lawmakers "to reject attempts by anti-women’s health legislators and special-interest groups to reverse course on the regulatory process created in 2013 to write new regulations for abortion providers."

Gov. Pat McCrory's Department of Health and Human Services released the draft rules last month mandated following a 2013 law that abortion-rights supporters at the time opposed vehemently. But now groups like Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina say they support the ensuing regulations and don't want lawmakers to try to change them.

The socially conservative North Carolina Values Coalition has said the regulations don't go far enough and fail to meet what it calls the legislation's intent to treat clinics like outpatient surgery centers.

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  • Freda Kerr Jan 29, 2015
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    That website is to truth and reality as Fox News is to unbiased and fair reporting...in other words it is not reliable or truthful.

  • Vincent Vega Jan 29, 2015

    Can we up the abortion age limit to....let's say 18? So you are either aborted or you survive to be an adult. This would cut back on the 16 million kids on food stamps, save us money on EBT cards, free lunches, college tuition, my god the possibilities are endless. So let's stop the war on women and turn our forces of good at killing more children.

  • Tammy Rush Jan 29, 2015
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    Perhaps these "old hags" have daughters of child-bearing age?

  • lazyrebel Jan 29, 2015

    in pic looks like old hags protesting not child bearing age people

  • Tammy Rush Jan 29, 2015
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    Please. "lifesitenews" is not a credible source.

  • dmiller6 Jan 29, 2015

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    Here you are...

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planned-parenthood-admits-we-absolutely-do-celebrate-when-more-abortions-ar

    Sick

  • Barely Jan 29, 2015

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    No one has a "right" to drive.

  • Freda Kerr Jan 29, 2015
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    Citation please.

  • Tammy Rush Jan 29, 2015
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    No they didn't. Stop lying.

  • lucasd06 Jan 29, 2015

    There is no war on women! There is a war on BABIES. I don't disagree that an unwanted pregnancy can be a HUGE burden to the woman in her personal and professional life. But we are not removing a tumor! We are removing LIFE, aka, killing a baby! It's more than just "viable".... the baby is actually living even if it hasn't been born. The woman will (potentially) experience extreme discomfort and embarrassment for almost a year as the baby develops, but none of those reasons is great enough to end the development of another human's life. The woman retains rights to her body. But SHE DOES NOT have rights to end another person's life. (This doesn't pertain to health complications in which we have to decide whether to save the mother or the child)

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