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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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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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Rick Santorum Endorses North Carolina ‘Motorcycle Safety’ Abortion Bill

The endorsement could be viewed as the first step in the social conservative's 2016 campaign for the GOP nomination.

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.

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North Carolina’s ‘Motorcycle Safety’ Abortion Bill Remains Stalled

As the legislative session draws to a close, the motorcycle bill remains stalled in committee.

As the legislative session draws to a close, the state’s motorcycle safety bill, which was amended with a number of unrelated abortion restrictions, remains stalled in committee.

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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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‘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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