Demonstrators Ask McCrory to Stop New Abortion Bill

May 12, 2015

Abortion-rights advocates have returned to the Executive Mansion to urge North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to block a bill that would extend the waiting period for the procedure from 24 hours to 72 hours.

Representatives of Planned Parenthood and other groups held a news conference Monday across from the governor's home. The measure approved by the House and now in the Senate also requires doctors to give regulators more details about certain abortions performed.

Opponents of more abortion regulations demonstrated outside the mansion in 2013 before McCrory signed into law a bill directing changes to clinic rules. Now, they say signing the bill would break his 2012 campaign promise not to sign further abortion restrictions.

Raleigh was the final stop on a statewide tour to raise awareness about the bill.

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