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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

Line of motorcycles

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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North Carolina House Committee Meets on ‘Sharia Law’ Abortion Bill as Protest Against Bill Grows

While the committee debated the legislation, pro-choice activists met outside the capitol to protest government interference in personal decisions, building on the previous day's Moral Monday protest, at which dozens of protesters were arrested.

While the committee debated the legislation, pro-choice activists met outside the capitol to protest government interference in personal decisions, building on the previous day’s Moral Monday protest, at which dozens of protesters were arrested.

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This Week in Sex: Casual Sex Linked With Distress, Health Teachers Forced to Lie, Thieves Steal Man’s Condom

A new study suggested hookups might be harmful to psychological well-being.

This week, a new study suggested hookups might be harmful to psychological well-being, North Carolina passed a law that will force health teachers to tell students abortion causes pre-term birth, and a man was held up at knifepoint, with only his condom taken.

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‘Shame, Shame’: North Carolina Sharia Law Bill With Abortion Restrictions Passes State Senate

Crowd outside the North Carolina Capitol protests against SB 695, chanting: "They pass this bill, what'll we do? Fight, fight, fight!"

HB 695 passed the North Carolina senate Wednesday in a 29-12 vote, adding North Carolina to the list of states that have in recent weeks circumvented the traditional legislative process to push through sweeping anti-abortion bills.

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North Carolina GOP Tack Multiple Abortion Restrictions Onto Sharia Law Bill

A bill meant to ban Sharia law has been amended to include multiple abortion restrictions that had been proposed earlier in the year.

A bill meant to ban Sharia law has been amended to include multiple abortion restrictions that had been proposed earlier in the year.

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