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.
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.
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.
Now that the legislature has the biggest item off its agenda, what will happen to the state’s massive anti-abortion bill?
Rather than head to the floor for a vote, SB 353 is being sent to committee for review instead.
Advocates predict that Gov. McCrory may “[keep] his word in a literal sense, while absolutely scamming North Carolina voters in every other sense.”
The governor promised he would not sign any new abortion restrictions. Will he keep his word?