N.C. Senate votes on strict abortion measures, tacked onto Sharia bill, late in the day without notice

July 2, 2013

The North Carolina state Senate voted tonight on a measure that would add strict restrictions on abortions. The anti-abortion measures were tacked onto a Sharia law ban and the votes came in favor of the bill at 27-14. The final vote will be tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. The measure was brought up due to another slick move by Republicans who took the measure to task during a highly unusual late-day meeting.

Hey Joe, is that some Sharia Law creeping under your desk?

Paranoid N.C. Senate worries that Sharia Law is a comin’ so they try to ban abortion. 










Buck Newton (R-Wilson) said, “It just took a while for there to be a consensus of support for it within our caucus. Sometimes these things come together at the last minute.”

The bill requires abortion clinics to meet standards for licensure of ambulatory surgical centers. The bill would also require doctors to be present when women take the drug RU486, an oral drug that can terminate a pregnancy by interfering with the action of progesterone which also prevents the attachment of a fertilized ovum to the uterine wall. Again, it’s an oral drug.

WRAL reports:


Until 5:30 p.m., the measure on the committee’s calendar only reflected a bill that dealt with the family law provisions of the bill. That measure itself was controversial when it cleared the House, with opponents fearing it could interfere with recognition of U.S. law in foreign courts.

However, almost immediately, the committee took up an amendment to the bill that dealt with abortion.

“They’re doing it quietly on 4th of July weekend because they’ve seen what’s going on in Texas and know that women will turn out,” Melissa Reed, VP of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Health Systems said, referring to the protests surrounding a similar bill in Texas. She said Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice advocates had no idea the measure would be taken up today.

Lobbyists with nonprofits that have religious or moral purposes, including the Family Policy Council, Christian Action League and N.C. Values Coalition, were in the room for the committee debate and the subsequent Senate floor debate. Senators noted that those lobbyists were given notice of the bill and its contents ahead of time.

By the fucking way, there is no Sharia Law in America, you paranoid fuckwits. I’m mad. Don’t judge me.

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  • Arkham Allie

    How exactly are pro-choicers trying to block religious activity?

  • searambler

    A Republican two-fer: christian taliban intolerance for any other religion but theirs (even though there is no sharia law in this country anyway), and another assault on women’s vaginas. Two unconstitutional laws for the price of one! They’re getting more efficient at pissing on the Constitution down in the deep South…..

  • Ross R Blankert

    So I guess Republicans are for women to have a doctor present or nearby before she has her baby killed. Democrats want no restrictions on killing babies of any kind. You choose. I am against the murder of innocents.

    • searambler

      No, you are an ass who clearly doesn’t understand the issue. No choice herE. I am against the ignorance of others.

      • Ross R Blankert

        What choice does the baby have? Women should not be able to choose to kill their babies. I am very intelligent and educated. You don’t need to be to understand the butchery of abortion and the murder of innocent children. Shame on anyone who is FOR Abortion. If your mother aborted you, you would not be here.

  • Jennifer Souder

    I take comfort in the fact that you ladies are here opposing this crap!! This is getting serious and scary people. Repubs are attaching these anti women bills to every bill they can find and at all costs. Also does anyone have a live stream of NC Capitol ??

  • rjcarter

    How could a “last minute” bill be “last minute” when WRAL reported on the thing back in March?


    • http://FreakoutNation.com Anomaly 100

      Was it titled ‘Page not found’?

      • rjcarter

        Hmm. Nope, it’s titled “Proposed abortion rules could close NC clinics” The link above works for me, but maybe because it’s already cached?

        • http://FreakoutNation.com Anomaly 100

          Got it, thanks. Thing is, filing the bill and voting on it are two different matters. Republican Buck Newton’s words, “Sometimes these things come together at the last minute.”

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