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North Carolina Governor Signs Abortion Rules Billposted on July 30, 2013
The Associated Press reports, “North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday signed into law a measure directing state officials to regulate abortion clinics based on the same standards as those for outpatient surgical centers, a change that critics say will force most to close.” McCrory, who promised as a candidate he wouldn’t approve any new abortion restrictions, justified the measure by saying it would ensure safer conditions for North Carolina women. “This law does not further limit access and those who contend it does are more interested in politics than the health and safety of our citizens,” McCrory said in a statement.