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Poll: Majority of North Carolina Voters Disapprove of Gov. McCrory’s Job in Office

New polling by Public Policy Polling shows that Gov. McCrory's total approval rating has dropped 26 percent in five months.

New polling by Public Policy Polling shows that Gov. McCrory’s total approval rating has dropped 26 percent in five months.

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North Carolina’s Shady Anti-Choice Law, and Selective Panic Over Childfree Women

On this episode of Reality Cast, an experienced domestic violence prosecutor explains her ideas for improving the justice system. I have another segment covering how North Carolina’s governor uses shady tactics to restrict abortion access, and the discourse over who gets to be a mother—and who doesn’t—is very telling in this country.

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North Carolina Clinic Regulators ‘More Aggressive’ This Year Than in Years Past

A daily nightmare for abortion providers was wondering whether today will be the day when DHH inspectors descend upon their clinics in surprise inspections, intent on finding whatever they can to cite, and then close, legal abortion providers.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has suspended the licenses of three abortion providers since May; prior to May, only two clinics had been suspended since 1999.

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North Carolina Clinic License Suspended, But Clinic Expects to Reopen

A clinic in North Carolina has had its license suspended, but the move has nothing to do with new regulations that as of yet have not been defined or put into effect.

A North Carolina abortion clinic has had its license suspended, but the move has nothing to do with new regulations that as of yet have not been defined or put into effect.

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While Eliminating Health Care, North Carolina Governor Offers Advocates a Plate of Cookies

As protesters continued to demonstrate outside the governor's mansion Tuesday, Gov. McCrory hand-delivered to them a plate-full of cookies—a gesture that many reproductive rights supporters have interpreted as condescending.

As protesters continued to demonstrate outside the governor’s mansion Tuesday, Gov. McCrory hand-delivered to them a plate-full of cookies—a gesture that many reproductive rights supporters have interpreted as condescending.

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North Carolina Governor Signs ‘Motorcycle’ Abortion Bill as Protestors Hold ‘Veto Vigil’

Reproductive rights advocates, led by the Planned Parenthood Health Systems Action Fund of North Carolina, spent all day at the “veto vigil” to remind the governor of his campaign promise not to sign anti-choice restrictions into law.

Reproductive rights advocates, led by the Planned Parenthood Health Systems Action Fund of North Carolina, spent all day at the “veto vigil” to remind the governor of his campaign promise not to sign anti-choice restrictions into law.

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Legal Wrap: The Fallacy of Admitting Privileges Restrictions, and GOP Targets Another Female Judicial Nominee

This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans' obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.

This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans’ obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.

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CORRECTION: North Carolina Governor Pledges to Sign ‘Motorcycle Safety’ Abortion Bill

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill Wednesday to punish any physician in the state who is found to perform sex-selective abortions.

Less than 24 hours after SB 353 was passed, Gov. Pat McCrory pledged to sign it into law.

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North Carolina Passes ‘Motorcycle Safety’ Abortion Bill

Line of motorcycles

SB 353 now heads to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature. McCrory has already stated that he will sign the bill, despite his campaign promise not to sign into law any abortion restrictions.

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On Last Day of Session, North Carolinians Steel Themselves for Late-Night ‘Motorcycle’ Abortion Vote (UPDATED)

Thursday is listed as the last day of the state's legislative session, but under state rules the proceedings could go on well beyond midnight. It could be a long night.

Thursday is listed as the last day of the state’s legislative session, but under state rules the proceedings could go on well beyond midnight. It could be a long night.

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