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8/16/11 at 02:32 PM 0 Comments

North Carolina Latest State to Choose Life over Death

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The following opinion column appeared on townhall.com on 8/16/11.

Author: ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden

A June 24 column I wrote for Townhall.com highlighted the grassroots effort to defund Planned Parenthood one state at a time. At that time, I covered the fact that North Carolina’s legislation had overridden Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto and passed a bill that cut funding to Planned Parenthood by approximately $434,000 annually.

And while that was great news, on July 28, the legislature overrode another veto to enact even more encouraging measures for defenders of life throughout the country: an informed consent law which requires women “seeking an abortion in North Carolina…to wait 24 hours and be presented with an ultrasound image of the fetus” before having the procedure performed.

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