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Wednesday wrap: Protests blow up over abortion bill

Posted July 3, 2013

— Hundreds of protesters organized overnight via social media packed the Senate gallery and rallied outside the Legislative Building Wednesday as the Senate approved a series of abortion restrictions.

NC Health News editor Rose Hoban joins WRAL Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie to fact-check some of the medical claims made during the Senate debate. 

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The bill was cobbled together with little notice Tuesday night and pushed through committee and its first floor vote with little opposition. As word about the legislation spread, however, so did opposition.

Even Republican Gov. Pat McCrory expressed displeasure with how the GOP-controlled Senate handled the measure.

The bill now heads back to the House, which had already approved some of the provisions, for a final vote.

Senators also gave final approval before leaving Raleigh for the holiday weekend to a bill that reforms the state tax code.

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  • Damien Thorned Jul 8, 2013

    "Damiens- abortions are so little of what planned parenthood actually does please do some research."----elkerster

    I am fully aware of what PP does and does not do. Apparently you mistook a post directed to someone's specific situation.

  • elkerster Jul 8, 2013

    Damiens- abortions are so little of what planned parenthood actually does please do some research.

  • Damien Thorned Jul 8, 2013

    "Hmmm, I think it's time to create a human wall around Planned Parenthood clinics and stop the government from intervening in women's rights. Of course knowing the present republicans, they probably would jail a woman trying to enter a clinic and force her to give birth. So much for the party that supposedly wants the government out of people's lives!"---peyamb

    But you are fine with government taxing everyone to pay for your abortion?

    Do people even think before they post stuff? "I want government out of my life, but it is ok for the government to tax everyone else in order for me to get what want".

  • Tax Man Jul 5, 2013

    Planned Parenthood should remain a private non-profit with no government funds provided. They can charge their clients whatever is fair and use the health insurance of those they provide care to. Also, donations are good but no government money for them!

  • tracmister Jul 5, 2013

    The Republican Party of this state is doing everything they stand for. If you didn't like it; you shouldn't have voted for them.

  • peyamb Jul 5, 2013

    Hmmm, I think it's time to create a human wall around Planned Parenthood clinics and stop the government from intervening in women's rights. Of course knowing the present republicans, they probably would jail a woman trying to enter a clinic and force her to give birth. So much for the party that supposedly wants the government out of people's lives!