NC gov to sign new version of abortion bill

Jul 12, 2013, 7:35 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s governor says he will sign a new version of a bill that raises standards for abortion clinics into law if it reaches his desk.

Gov. Pat McCrory announced his decision Friday, two days after he threatened to veto the previous legislation for how it addressed raising standards for abortion clinics through rules similar to outpatient surgery centers. The House changed the language to satisfy McCrory’s health and human services department.

McCrory says the version that passed the House on Thursday will ensure women’s safety and not limit their access to abortion. It still must pass the Senate before going to McCrory.

Abortion rights groups have accused McCrory of going back on a campaign promise.

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NC gov to sign new version of abortion bill