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Tuesday wrap: Senate adds abortion restrictions to Sharia law bill

Posted July 2, 2013

Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie and investigative reporter Mark Binker analyze the Senate Republicans' surprise move to restrict abortions in North Carolina.

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  • normson7 Jul 3, 11:30 a.m.

    Sharia law? Abortion? These clowns can sure make some strange combinations in their bills, and on things that really shouldn't be any of their business or are already taken care of in existing laws. Republicans, taking us backwards decades at a step!

  • 42 Jul 3, 10:21 a.m.

    If these restrictions for "safety" are not expanded to cover EVERY surgical procedure that medical professionals do, get ready for some lawsuits. You can't single out abortion for special regulations when other procedures of the same risk are not.

    Thanks GOP for wasting more taxpayer money on lawsuits for you extreme laws.

  • faperrigo Jul 2, 11:45 p.m.

    One comment regarding a doc being available for any abortion procedure. There was a Charlotte clinic that was almost shut down because of emergency cases that resulted from non surgical abortion. A cancer drug, Methotrexate was administered as the first stage with RU-486 style drug to be administered several days later. The methotrexate was used in an off-label manner. Two women were transfered to the hospital that the clinic had a transfer agreement with. Against guidelines, no nurse or doc accompanied the woman to the ER. There were also cleanliness issues with the clinic, such as non sterile instruments and dead bugs and dried blood on lamps in the procedure room (inspection was done in the morning prior to procedures. All this is in DHHS records) As to the transfer agreements, clinics need to have a transfer agreement. If hospitals don't want to have an agreement, it is just as likely that they are skeptical of the docs as much as they are concerned about 'political pressure'