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Thursday, July 26, 2012

North Carolina House overrode veto on abortion waiting period bill
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On July 26, 2011, the North Carolina House of Representatives overrode the veto of Governor Beverly Perdue on a bill that mandated a 24 hour waiting period before an abortion. The bill also required that patients view an ultrasound of the fetus prior to abortion procedures being performed. Several other states passed more intensive abortion-related legislation in the past few years, such as Texas, Florida, Missouri and Ohio, among other states.

Read an overview of Reproductive Rights in Features.




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