N.C. Lawmakers Move To Extend Abortion Waiting Period
A state House committee approved the measure in a party line vote. It could come before the full House as soon as today.
The Charlotte Observer:
Bill To Extend Abortion Waiting Period Heads To NC House Floor
Despite critics who called it patronizing and even “dangerous,” a bill that would extend the waiting period for abortions passed a House committee Wednesday. The Health Committee approved House Bill 465 by a party line vote, with Republicans in favor and Democrats against. It could be voted on by the House as early as Thursday. (Morrill, 4/22)
The Asheville Citizen-Times:
Abortion Resumes In Asheville As N.C. Debates Regulations
Less than a year after the region's only abortion clinic closed, Planned Parenthood quietly started performing the procedure Friday. State legislators at the same time moved to increase regulations and expand wait times for women requesting abortion care. (Walton, 4/22)