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Disapproval of North Carolina GOP, Governor Grows After Anti-Choice Bill Proposals

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

As SB 353, the North Carolina motorcycle safety bill that was amended to include abortion restrictions, awaits review in the senate rules committee, Republican supporters of the bill, including Gov. Pat McCrory, are seeing increasing disapproval among both health-care organizations and voters in the state.

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North Carolina ‘Motorcycle Safety’ Abortion Bill Stalls

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Rather than head to the floor for a vote, SB 353 is being sent to committee for review instead.

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Legal Wrap: From Trayvon Martin to Texas, Justice and Equality Face Setbacks

George Zimmerman is acquitted in the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin and state lawmakers go to extraordinary measures to thwart the democratic process and pass the most restrictive abortion laws yet.

George Zimmerman is acquitted in the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin and state lawmakers go to extraordinary measures to thwart the democratic process and pass the most restrictive abortion laws yet.

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The Many, Many States Attacking Abortion Rights

On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be covering all the other states besides Texas that are dialing up the restrictions on abortion. Well, and Texas, just not as much. A policy analyst from Guttmacher will be on to help!

 

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‘Vaginal Organisms’ a Justification for North Carolina ‘Motorcycle Safety’ Anti-Abortion Bill

North Carolina state Rep. Pat McElraft (R-Carteret) explains why she supports SB 353, a motorcycle safety bill that contains anti-abortion amendments. Video cut from WRAL.com livestream. Read more here.

 

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Battles Over Women’s Reproductive Rights Rage All Over Nation

RH Reality Check Editor in Chief, Jodi Jacobson, joined Sonali Kolhatkar on Uprising radio to discuss the more than 40 anti-woman bills that have passed state legislatures in 2013, with a special focus on Texas, Wisconsin, and North Carolina.

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North Carolina ‘Motorcycle’ Abortion Bill Passes House, Will Protect Women From ‘Vaginal Organisms,’ Says Supporter

The North Carolina house voted 74-41 Thursday to pass SB 353.

During the debate on the motorcycle safety act Thursday, the subject of motorcycles only entered the debate once. “I own a motorcycle,” said state Rep. Beverly Earle. “I want to let my motorcycle buddies know when I vote against this, it has nothing to do with them.”

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New York Likely to Offer Labor Protections for Child Models

The New York fashion industry, which employs 165,000 people, was until now the only industry in the state excluded from child labor protections under the Department of Labor.

New York has been on the forefront of some of the most cutting-edge labor movements, but when it comes to child models, New York is behind more than 20 states that include child models in their state labor codes. That may soon change.

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With Sharia Law Bill Threatened, North Carolina Legislators Put Abortion Restrictions in Motorcycle Safety Bill

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Hours after the state’s Republican governor threatened to veto a Sharia law bill containing abortion restrictions, a state subcommittee took up a motorcycle safety act that was rewritten to add nearly identical anti-choice amendments.

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Live Video: North Carolina Debates Abortion Bill

Update, Jul 11, 11:00 a.m. ET: The North Carolina House today debates a suite of abortion restrictions tacked on to a motorcycle safety bill.

Update, Jul 10, 10:40 a.m. ET: The North Carolina house will be in session at 2:00 p.m. ET today and may debate HB 695. There is a rally at 1:00 p.m. ET in any case.

Update, Jul 3, 11:24 a.m. ET: The North Carolina senate approved HB 695 by a vote of 29-12. The bill has been referred to the house for concurrence. The live stream has ended, this is a recording of the proceeding.

The North Carolina senate debates legislation that would place restrictions on how and where abortions are performed in North Carolina. Find all our coverage of North Carolina here.

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