Pro-life advocates can cheer another victory today as Republican lawmakers in North Carolina have just decided to adopt new abortion regulations right before the end of the session.
In a vote of 32 to 13, they passed S.B. 353, a motorcycle safety bill that was amended to include abortion restrictions. The legislation will give the state Department of Health and Human Services the authority to regulate abortion clinics with the same standards as outpatient surgical centers "while not unduly restricting access."
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has already expressed her disappointment, urging Gov. Pat McCrory to veto the bill:
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