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.
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.
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.
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.
This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans’ obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.
Less than 24 hours after SB 353 was passed, Gov. Pat McCrory pledged to sign it into law.
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.
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.
In a last-minute bid to spur the senate rules committee into action, 2012 GOP presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has endorsed SB 353.
Now that the legislature has the biggest item off its agenda, what will happen to the state’s massive anti-abortion bill?