Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

FEMINIST WIRE NEWSBRIEFS

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs

July-11-13

NC Legislature Passes Another "Sneak Attack" Anti-Abortion Bill

Conservative North Carolina representatives have passed a "sneak attack" bill that combines an unrelated House bill on motorcycle safety with anti-abortion provisions. These provisions mirror the amendment added to an anti-Sharia bill that was passed in the Senate. The anti-abortion measures were only slightly changed in that women would not be required to remain at the clinic for the duration of a drug-induced abortion. However, many of the provisions that threaten to close all but one clinic in the state by requiring clinics to meet similar regulations as surgical centers remain.

In continuation with a 2012 campaign promise, Governor Pat McCrory (R) publicly stated on Wednesday that he would veto the senate bill, which would force clinics to follow the same procedures and regulations as a surgical center, as well as require a doctor to remain in the room throughout the entire procedure, even if it is a drug-induced abortion.

Debate on the bill began Thursday at 11am in the state House of Representatives. If it is approved, it will then return to the Senate for final approval. Supporters of the bill are hoping that the changes made would make the Governor reconsider his veto stance. However, many lawmakers and pro-choice groups are hoping that the Governor will keep his campaign promise.

"This is a real full-scale assault on a woman's right of privacy and, in my view, all but extinguishes a woman's right to choose in this state," explained state Representative Rick Glazier (D). "People ought to be concerned about what it portends for the future when this majority seems only confined by one thing - and that's how much they can get away with."

Media Resources: Huffington Post 7/10/2013; NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina 7/10/2013; Reuters 7/10/2013; Feminist Newswire 7/3/2013


© Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms. magazine

If you liked this story, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Ms. magazine.

 

 

Send to a Friend
Their
Your
Comments
(optional)


More Feminist News

12/19/2014 Woman on Life Support Revives Ireland Abortion Debate - Debate surrounding Ireland's ban on abortion has come up again following a current case involving a woman who is being kept on life support because she is pregnant. The woman's family wants her to be taken off life support, but doctors refuse because Irish law says they must do what they can to protect the 16-week-old fetus. . . .
 
12/19/2014 DC City Council Unanimously Approves Reproductive Health Anti Discrimination Bill - Wednesday, the Washington, DC City Council unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit employer interference in the reproductive health decisions of their employees. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 was first introduced by DC Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large), just ahead of the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of for-profit retail chain Hobby Lobby this summer. . . .
 
12/19/2014 Incremental Gains for Women in Congress - When the 114th Congress is sworn into office on January 3rd, 2015, there will be exactly the same number of women in Senate as the year before, 20, and a record-high number of women in the US House, 84. . . .