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Progressive group calls on McCrory to read abortion bill

You’ve got to hand it the the folks at Progress NC Action for getting down to the basics with the media release they distributed last night:

Progress NC Action Calls on Gov. McCrory to “Read the Bill,” Stop Misleading the Public & Veto SB 353

Pat McCrory’s claim that abortion bill is “not further limiting access” is contradicted not just by language in SB 353, but by even the bill’s title.

RALEIGH – Progress North Carolina Action today called on Governor Pat McCrory to confirm for the public that he has actually read the controversial abortion bill which is heading to his desk, to retract his statement that SB 353 “will better protect women while not further limiting access,” and to veto SB 353.

The Governor’s claim that SB 353 will not limit access to abortion care flies in the face of not just language inside the bill, but the very title of the bill itself.  The long title of SB 353 includes “AN ACT… TO LIMIT ABORTION COVERAGE UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS…”  SB 353 would prohibit all city and county employees across North Carolina from accessing employer insurance plans which include abortion care.  The text of of SB 353 which has passed the NC House and Senate can be seen here:

http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/Senate/PDF/S353v3.pdf

“If Gov. McCrory has read the bill, and if he understands the bill, then he is intentionally misleading women across North Carolina to cover up a shattered campaign promise,” said Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director for ProgressNC Acton. “You cannot honestly claim this bill will not limit access, when it clearly limits insurance coverage of women’s health care.”

During his 2012 campaign, Governor McCrory clearly committed to the voters of North Carolina that he would sign no legislation which restricted access to abortion.  On Oct. 24, 2012, candidate Pat McCrory was asked: “If you are elected Governor, what further restrictions on abortion would you agree to sign?

McCrory answered simply with one word:  “None.”  The question and answer can be viewed here:  http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4368893

 

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