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-26-13

North Carolina Senate Passes Abortion Restrictions

The North Carolina Senate passed SB 353 Thursday in a vote of 31 to 13, moving the bill which restricts abortion from the legislature to the Governor's desk for final approval. SB 353 is the Senate version of the House motorcycle safety bill that passed over a week ago. Lawmakers added abortion provisions in at the last minute in the House.

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."

The bill will increase facility requirements at clinics by allowing the Department of Health and Human Services to impose any requirements that currently exist for outpatient surgical centers on them, and also bans abortion based on gender, requires a doctor be present during an abortion, and eliminates insurance coverage for the procedure for local government employees as well as people who receive health coverage via the federal exchange established by the Affordable Care Act. Only one of the state's 16 existing clinics currently meets the new requirements.

Media Resources: Bloomberg Businessweek 7/25/2013; Charlotte Observer 7/25/2013; Huffington Post 7/25/2013; Feminist Newswire 7/18/2013, 7/11/2013; FMF Blog 7/12/2013


© 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

4/23/2015 BREAKING: The Senate Just Confirmed Loretta Lynch for Attorney General After a Five-Month Delay - After a five-month battle, the Senate finally confirmed Loretta Lynch US Attorney General today, making her the first Black woman in US history to take on the role. . . .
 
4/22/2015 We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day - Today is Earth Day, an annual event that celebrates our planet and encourages people to find a way to protect it. . . .
 
4/21/2015 Feminists Mourn the Loss of Activist Grace Mann - Feminist activist Grace Rebecca Mann, a 20-year-old University of Mary Washington student, was killed in her home on Friday. Grace was found unconscious by her two female roommates on Friday, one of whom called 911 and attempted to administer CPR. . . .