BREAKING: NC GOP Turns Motorcycle Safety Bill Into Abortion Bill With No Public Notice

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WASHINGTON — North Carolina House Republicans are pushing legislation that would restrict abortion access, attaching the measure to an unrelated motorcycle safety bill on Wednesday and giving neither the public nor Democratic legislators any advance notice.

 

On Wednesday morning, state Rep. Joe Sam Queen (D) wrote on Twitter, “New abortion bill being heard in the committee I am on. The public didn’t know. I didn’t even know.”

 

“I wish I had more time to look at this new bill before I had to ask questions about it or debate it,” he added.

 

The bill then passed the state House Judiciary Committee in a 10-5 party-line vote.

 

The stealth maneuver came after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) threatened to veto a similar Senate bill on Wednesday morning. The Senate legislation would require abortion providers to meet strict licensing standards and would mandate that a doctor is present for the entire procedure.

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Jim Hightower | Texas GOP unleashes political quackery on women’s reproductive rights

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In 2007, a Texas school superintendent rejected any need for sex education classes. Noting that many students in his district live on farms, he said: “They get a pretty good sex education from their animals.”

 

Guess which state is Number 1 in teen pregnancies? Yes, Texas.

– Jim Hightower

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Ark. Senate overrides veto of 12-week abortion ban

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Arkansas Senate votes to override Gov Beebe’s veto of #antichoice bill that could ban abortion as early as 12 weeks: http://t.co/AYrWruDrbs

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