Wednesday wrap: Abortion bill deja vu

Posted July 10, 2013

— A week after the Senate crammed abortion restrictions into an unrelated bill without notice, House lawmakers did likewise Wednesday.

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A House committee approved a modified version of an anti-abortion bill within hours of Gov. Pat McCrory threatening a veto of the measure the Senate passed last Wednesday. The House proposal said state inspectors should write new regulations for abortion clinics while "not unduly restricting access" to abortions.

The bill is expected to go before the full House Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Senate approved legislation that would require applicants for public benefits to pass a drug test first. Social service offices also would have to do criminal background checks on applicants.

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  • earthink Jul 10, 2013

    Wow! Did someone forget to mention to the Assembly that it is 2013, not 1949. I'm just flabbergasted and extremely disappointed in the people representing us there. Really, it's shameful that a room full of men are doing this. But I guess they still believe that only all men are created equal. Well, that's some kind of advance I guess on 49's "all white men are created equal" standard.