Rather than head to the floor for a vote, SB 353 is being sent to committee for review instead.
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.”
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.
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.
As anti-choice bills fly through the legislature, we are counting on Gov. McCrory to stand up to the anti-choice leadership in the legislature and make good on his campaign promise to not support any new restrictions on abortion access.
The sponsor of the ban on alleged gender-selection abortions is no stranger to abortion restrictions.
Advocates predict that Gov. McCrory may “[keep] his word in a literal sense, while absolutely scamming North Carolina voters in every other sense.”