Good to see NC Republicans passing common sense laws that will prevent abortions:
LIFE NEWS – Late Thursday night, the North Carolina state Senate passed a pro-life omnibus bill that would stop abortions by helping pregnant women and potentially closing abortion clinics that can’t follow basic health and safety laws.
The State Senate concurred by a vote of 32-13 with the State House, on SB 353, Health and Safety Law Changes. The State House worked with the Governor and his Department of Health and Human Services to reach an agreement for a compromise bill that accomplished pro-life goals in a way the governor would sign into law.
SB 353 addresses concerns about the administration of abortion inducing drugs and rules for abortion facilities, North Carolina Right to Life informs LifeNews. The pro-life provisions that were left intact after the compromise are: the opt out for abortion in the federal exchange and the city and county employee health plans, as well as the sex selection and web cam abortion bans.
“Thousands of unborn children’s lives will be protected from abortion,” stated Barbara Holt, President of North Carolina Right to Life, “by preventing the expansion of tax payer funded abortion through the federal exchange. By passing this legislation, our state has also demonstrated that it will not tolerate unborn babies being aborted just because they are the wrong sex or doctors being miles away from the patient when they administer drugs that kill the unborn baby and can harm the child’s mother.”
Governor Pat McCrory stated in a press conference prior to the State House passing SB 353 that he would sign the bill when it comes to his desk.
“North Carolina and the citizens of this state are pleased that Governor McCrory has said he will sign the bill into law; we look forward to the new law protecting unborn babies and their mothers,” said Holt.
The pro-life bill would regulate abortion facilities to meet requirements similar to ambulatory surgical centers — a stipulation that may put abortion clinics out of business that can’t meet the requirements.