A North Carolina law requiring doctors who perform abortions after the 16th week of pregnancy to submit ultrasounds to state officials went into effect January 1.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said that he will sign a GOP bill tripling the state’s forced waiting period for an abortion, breaking a campaign promise to not sign any legislation that further restricts abortion care.
A bill that would increase North Carolina’s mandated waiting period for abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours received final approval Tuesday in the state’s GOP-led senate.
The bill is part of state Republican lawmakers’ two-pronged assault on reproductive rights.
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Gov. Pat McCrory said that “costly and drawn out litigation” would not be worth the trouble over the one provision that was struck down, which would have forced all women seeking an abortion to receive and be shown a narrated ultrasound before their procedure.