Although North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said on the campaign trail that he would not sign into law any bills that further restricted abortion access, his statements about this bill have been largely unclear. After an earlier version of the bill passed he said he would not sign it into law unless "significant changes" were made, but after the House version passed he made a statement on his website saying it would ensure women's safety."
7/24/2014 From Passion to Progress Briefing Brings Together Feminist Leaders and Hundreds of Young Activists - Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) staff, two congresswomen, and over a hundred DC interns came together yesterday for FMF's Intern Student/Activist briefing in Dirksen Senate building to discuss how to put a women's rights agenda into action.
Over plates of donuts and cups coffee, participants listened to a succession of engaging and passionate speeches from congressional and feminist leaders: Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA), Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and FMF President Eleanor Smeal. . . .