Regarding the April 23 news article “Bill to extend abortion wait heads to N.C. House”: The House Health Committee has now supported a bill sponsored by Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer to expand the waiting time for an abortion to 72 hours. Again, this is being promoted as a “women’s health issue” rather than an “anti-abortion” one that it truly is.
Next it goes to a full vote in the House and moves over to the Senate. Eventually, it will land on the governor’s desk.
In 2011 a similar bill became law requiring women to wait 24 hours. This became law without the governor’s signature.
Remember that Gov. Pat McCrory campaigned on the promise that he would not promote changes in the abortion laws, so technically by not signing the law, he kept his word. Instead, when women protested in front of the Governor’s Mansion against this law, he came out and offered them a plate of cookies!
My question now is this: Will he be willing to veto this bill? Or will he just offer women another plate of cookies? This time, I would like to request chocolate chips if he does.