Law­mak­ers ap­prove abor­tion wait­ing pe­riod

Los Angeles Times - - THE NATION -

North Carolina law­mak­ers passed a bill that would make the state one of sev­eral with 72-hour wait­ing pe­ri­ods for an abor­tion, send­ing the mea­sure to the gov­er­nor’s desk.

Re­pub­li­can Gov. Pat McCrory has not said whether he sup­ports the bill. The House and Se­nate cham­bers in the GOP-con­trolled Leg­is­la­ture topped the thresh­old for over­com­ing a veto, should the gov­er­nor choose to veto the bill.

Bill sup­port­ers have said that in­creas­ing the wait­ing pe­riod from the cur­rent 24 hours would give preg­nant women more time to col­lect in­for­ma­tion about a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion. The bill’s House spon­sors also said they hoped the mea­sure would lead to fewer abor­tions.

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