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Abortion restrictions advance to the Governor, critics chide women “won’t take this” (video)

The NC Senate voted 32-13 late Thursday to pass a restrictive abortion bill, sending the legislation to Governor Pat McCrory’s desk.

Supporters of SB 353 say the bill is intended to protect women’s health. Critics argue it is designed to shut down abortion clinics, limit insurance coverage, and further restrict access to comprehensive health care for women.

During the heated debate Senator Martin Nesbitt warned his Republican colleagues:

“I don’t know how to tell you this, but choice, a woman’s right to control her health, belongs to the women that want to exercise that right,” said the Buncombe County Democrat. “It’s not your business to tell them what’s good for them and bad for them. They don’t want your opinion. They didn’t ask for your opinion. They don’t need your opinion. They know what you’re doing.”

The measure, which passed the NC House earlier this month, will now be before Governor McCrory.

Planned Parenthood is calling on the governor to honor a pledge he made as a candidate and veto the legislation.

To hear a portion of Thursday’s spirited floor debate, click below:
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2 Comments

  1. Paul Stanley

    July 26, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    And who is going to speak for the babies —about— to be aborted? Will you Governor, or do you also believe in killing the innocent?

  2. kay

    July 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Paul, mind your uterus and let other people mind theirs.
    No amount of emotional blackmail hides the fact that you’re advocating a woman’s life being out at risk for the benefit of an entity with no consciousness, and no fully formed brain or heart. To call it a baby is a lie. You can’t abort a baby.
    It’s reproductive slavery advocated mostly by men with nothing to lose.
    It’s cowardice of the worst sort and the only lives it will cost are those of the women of North Carolina, who these men clearly don’t care about them AT ALL.
    To them and you women are just incubators whose genitals belong to the state to use and share at will,
    I used to think America was more civilised than this.
    Clearly I was wrong. In North Carolina women are still property.