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Greenville paper takes Governor to task on abortion about-face

The editorial page of the Greenville Daily Reflector features a hard-hitting and accurate summation of Gov. McCrory’s 180 on abortion rights this morning:

Here’s the conclusion:

“This bill [SB 353] received both the governor’s blessing and, once it passed both chambers, his signature on Monday to become law.

In doing so, McCrory broke the promise he made in October. The law will restrict access to abortion, and while the former Charlotte mayor pledged he would not sign additional limits into law, he has done so.

The governor’s about-face on this sensitive issue erodes the trust voters showed him in November. It contradicts his claim to govern from the center and to avoid the ideological fringe.

Pat McCrory had everything to gain by standing up to the Legislature and living up to the ideals of his campaign. What a shame for him, and for North Carolina, that he did not.”

Read the entire editorial by clicking here.

2 Comments


  1. Jim Wiseman

    August 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Okay, help me out here. Liberals voted for McCrory because of his position on abortion?

  2. Kathy B

    August 2, 2013 at 9:09 am

    No Jim, but McCrory fooled a lot of people into voting for him because he claimed to be a moderate who would not make any changes to abortion laws. If anyone is able to join us Monday we will be outside of Thom Goolsby’s office. More info here
    https://www.facebook.com/WomenOrganizingForWilmington?hc_location=stream

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