The measure would allow any employer to opt out of providing contraception coverage to their employees. It also prohibits counties and cities from including abortion coverage greater than coverage in the state health plan.
Proponents of the bill say the measure will stop the abortions conducted because the child would be a boy or a girl. Opponents say the measure is meant to scare doctors.
State House lawmakers voted late Monday night to allow concealed weapons on college campuses, greenways, bike trails, at sporting events and in businesses that serve alcohol.
House GOP leaders are backing a bill to ban sex-selective abortions. Critics say it's addressing a problem that doesn't exist in NC, and encourages racial bias.
State Rep. Deborah Ross, D-Wake, is resigning her post to take a job as general counsel for the Triangle Transit regional bus service. Former legislator Grier Martin announced his intention to seek the seat.