Suzanne Buckley: ‘All eyes on McCrory’ to veto abortion bill

July 28, 2013 

‘All eyes on McCrory’

On July 25, the N.C. Senate passed Senate Bill 353, the most egregious attack on women’s reproductive rights and safety that we’ve seen in over 40 years. If this bill becomes law, it will severely limit women’s access to safe and legal abortion care to the detriment of North Carolina women.

The bill now heads to Gov. Pat McCrory. Back in October, McCrory made a promise to North Carolina voters: He would not support any restrictions on abortion. Yet he recently announced that he plans to break this promise and turn his back on North Carolina women and families by signing SB 353.

This bill is filled with restrictions on access to safe and legal abortion care intended to set the clock back on women’s reproductive rights in our state.

One of these measures would prohibit insurance plans in the state exchange from covering abortion care and withhold that coverage to city and county employees.

No reproductive health service, including abortion care, should be used as political pawn to advance legislators’ extreme, anti-women agenda.

McCrory should keep his campaign promise and veto the bill.

All eyes are on McCrory. North Carolina voters are watching and, together with NARAL Pro-Choice N.C., they will hold him accountable in 2016.

Suzanne Buckley

Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice N.C.

Durham

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