Abortion waiting period extension heads to governor’s desk


RALEIGH – The General Assembly gave the green light to House Bill 465 a measure that would make North Carolina one four states in the nation to require a 72-hour waiting period before having an abortion. The House passed the measure Wednesday 71-43 after the Senate passed it 32-16 on Tuesday.

“We applaud the North Carolina General Assembly for passing HB 465,” said John Rustin, President of the North Carolina Family Policy Council. “We strongly encourage Governor McCrory to sign the bill.”

Sources close to the issue say they expect Governor McCrory to either sign it or let it become law without his signature.  However, both chambers believe they would have enough votes to override a veto.