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Governor McCrory Betrays NC Women and Families, Signs SB 353

Governor McCrory blatantly and unapologetically breaks his campaign promise by supporting further restrictions on abortion-care in NC.
July 29, 2013

Today, Governor McCrory has blatantly and unapologetically betrayed NC women and families by breaching his campaign promise.

Raleigh, NC.--Today, Governor McCrory signed SB 353.  "Governor McCrory has blatantly and unapologetically gone back on his campaign promise not to support any restrictions on abortion in our state. He is sending a very public message that he can't be trusted to stick to his word," stated Suzanne Buckley, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina.

"Despite what the Governor may claim, SB 353 will severely restrict women’s access to safe and legal abortion care and jeopardize North Carolina women's health and safety," Buckley said.  "This bill is the most egregious attack on women’s reproductive rights and safety that we’ve seen in over 40 years. It will severely limit women’s access to safe and legal abortion care and take access to abortion care coverage away from thousands of North Carolina local government employees,” she added.

"The restrictions on abortion care in SB 353 are exactly what Gov. McCrory promised he wouldn’t sign.  North Carolina voters are watching and they will remember this in 2016," Buckley said.

This law denies abortion coverage to women and their families who buy health insurance through North Carolina’s health care exchange even when they use their own money to purchase their plan.  The law also strips city and county employees of access to comprehensive reproductive health insurance coverage that most Americans with employer-based insurance currently have.

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