Jacqueline Schaffer Coverage
Tine the latest legislative retirement
Rep. Paul Tine, U-Dare, says he will not seek another term in the General Assembly. He's the latest in a growing number of lawmakers who are declining to run again or trying for higher office.
New abortion bill extends waiting period, prohibits procedures at UNC hospitals
North Carolina would have a 72-hour waiting period for abortions under a bill filed by a quartet of Republican women. The same measure would also prevent doctors at UNC-owned hospitals from performing elective abortions.
Bill limiting contraception, abortion coverage clears committee
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.