Senate plans its final vote on expanding NC abortion rules

McCrory announces by email he has signed abortion bill (Image 1)

Republicans in the North Carolina Legislature appear comfortable extending the waiting period for an abortion and requiring doctors to expand what they give state regulators about some abortions they perform.

The Senate plans a final vote Monday night on its version of the House bill. During last week’s vote, nearly all of the GOP senators voted “yes,” while all Democrats present voted “no.”

The House passed a narrower version in April. Both chambers’ proposals increase a woman’s waiting period from 24 hours to 72 hours after she talks to a doctor or other qualified professional. The Senate added several criminal justice measures.

If the House accepts the Senate’s version, the bill would head to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk. If not, the chambers must try to reach a compromise.

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