Pro-choice and women’s rights activists driving across the east Thursday stopped in Greenville and New Bern.
As part of Planned Parenthood’s statewide tour, they drove a 20 foot billboard truck, calling on Governor Pat McCrory to keep his promise not to add any new abortion restrictions.
A bill in the legislature would triple the mandated waiting period and require doctors to send the woman’s ultrasound pictures to the Department of Health and Human Services.
“Holding him accountable and reminding people that he made this promise will help him remember that when anti-choice bills come before him, he has promised the North Carolina people that he would veto such bills,” explained Shoshannah Sayers, ProChoice N.C.
McCrory made the comments in 2012 while running for governor.
NCGOP issued the following statement on the group’s tour: “ProgressNC Action continues to hold publicity stunts around the state to launch political attacks, yet for over 58 days, they have refused to disclose their donors, including any foreign donors and ties to billionaire activist George Soros,” said Todd Poole, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party. “North Carolinians deserve to know what foreign and big money donations are pouring into our state to pay for these attacks to try and influence our political process. What are they hiding? It’s time ProgressNC Action comes clean with North Carolinians and fully disclose who is really paying for these attacks.”