Abortion http://wunc.org en Court To Hear Arguments In ‘Choose Life’ License Plates Case http://wunc.org/post/court-hear-arguments-choose-life-license-plates-case <p>A federal appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments today on whether North Carolina can offer license plates with an anti-abortion message without making an alternative available to supporters of abortion rights.<br /><br />The deliberations, set for the <a href="http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/">U.S. Court Of Appeals for the Fourth District in Richmond, Va.</a>, center around the question: Does a license plate represent the speech of the state or of the driver carrying it on a vehicle?<br /> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 24937 at http://wunc.org Court To Hear Arguments In ‘Choose Life’ License Plates Case Durham Clinic That Provides Abortions Closes For Good http://wunc.org/post/durham-clinic-provides-abortions-closes-good <p>The Department of Health and Human Services found health code violations this summer at two North Carolina clinics that provide abortions. Now, one of them has closed for good, while the other has re-opened.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:13:24 +0000 Laura Candler 21431 at http://wunc.org Durham Clinic That Provides Abortions Closes For Good McCrory On WUNC: ‘Our Right To Vote Deserves Protection’ http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-wunc-our-right-vote-deserves-protection <p>Governor Pat McCrory <a href="http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=HB+589">signed a bill </a>today that requires voters to present a photo ID at the polls, despite opposition from Attorney General Roy Cooper. In addition to requiring a form of photo ID for voters, the bill also shortens early voting by one week. Hours after he signed the bill, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice <a href="http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/aclu-and-southern-coalition-social-justice-file-challenge-north-carolinas-voter">filed a lawsuit challenging the bill</a>. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:08:46 +0000 Laura Candler & Frank Stasio 20644 at http://wunc.org McCrory On WUNC: ‘Our Right To Vote Deserves Protection’ What Comes Next For Law That Regulates Clinics Providing Abortions? http://wunc.org/post/what-comes-next-law-regulates-clinics-providing-abortions <p></p><p>Earlier this week, Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill that would impose stricter regulations on clinics that provide abortions.</p><p>Among other things, the law requires state health officials to develop more regulations that will govern the clinics. It also contains a clause in which health officials may issue temporary rules during that rule making process.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:54:43 +0000 Jessica Jones 20113 at http://wunc.org What Comes Next For Law That Regulates Clinics Providing Abortions? General Assembly Casts Historic Votes http://wunc.org/post/general-assembly-casts-historic-votes <p>It seems like a long time ago, but it’s really been just seven months since newly-inaugurated Governor Pat McCrory sounded this hopeful tone:</p><p>“North Carolina’s greatest strength and asset remains its people,” he said during his inauguration speech.</p><p>“On those main streets across this state, it’s the people that count and that make a difference. People will come from different backgrounds but share a common set of principles. Self-starters and hard workers.” Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:39:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 19642 at http://wunc.org General Assembly Casts Historic Votes Legislature Passes Abortion Regulations http://wunc.org/post/legislature-passes-abortion-regulations <p>The North Carolina Legislature has passed new regulations for clinics that perform abortions. It was one of the final bills passed last night by the Senate.</p><p>On a day of contentious debates in both the Senate and House, arguments over <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=s353">the bill </a>with the title “Motorcycle Safety Act” stood out as especially passionate.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:23:55 +0000 Dave DeWitt 19637 at http://wunc.org Legislature Passes Abortion Regulations Just How Safe Is Abortion In North Carolina? It Depends On Who You Ask http://wunc.org/post/just-how-safe-abortion-north-carolina-it-depends-who-you-ask <p>One of the issues still to be decided by the North Carolina Legislature before it adjourns is whether to approve new rules that Republicans say would make abortion safer.</p><p>Democrats say abortions in the state are already very safe, and that the new provisions would lead to clinics closing.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 19576 at http://wunc.org Just How Safe Is Abortion In North Carolina? It Depends On Who You Ask GOP Faithful Rally To Back NC's Direction http://wunc.org/post/gop-faithful-rally-back-ncs-direction <p></p><p>RALEIGH, N.C. - About 200 supporters expressed their appreciation for North Carolina Republicans efforts to cut taxes, require identification before voting and make getting abortions more difficult. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:29:13 +0000 Associated Press 19105 at http://wunc.org GOP Faithful Rally To Back NC's Direction 101 More Arrested In Moral Monday Demonstration; Counterprotest Coming http://wunc.org/post/101-more-arrested-moral-monday-demonstration-counterprotest-coming <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">RALEIGH, N.C. - About 100 protesters are facing charges for demonstrating outside the North Carolina Senate in the latest of what have become weekly protests against Republican policies.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than two-thirds of those arrested Monday were women. Organizers focused on women's rights and leadership as legislation that could close most of the state's abortion clinics nears a final vote.</span><br><br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:29:11 +0000 Emery P. Dalesio - Associated Press 19040 at http://wunc.org 101 More Arrested In Moral Monday Demonstration; Counterprotest Coming House Lawmakers Pass Bill To Regulate Clinics Providing Abortions http://wunc.org/post/house-lawmakers-pass-bill-regulate-clinics-providing-abortions <p></p><p></p><p>Lawmakers in the state House have passed a bill that would place more requirements on clinics that provide abortions in North Carolina.</p><p>While some legislators say the measure is not as restrictive as a similar bill passed in the Senate last week, abortion-rights advocates say this measure could seriously restrict womens’ access to the procedure.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:37:48 +0000 Jessica Jones 18805 at http://wunc.org House Lawmakers Pass Bill To Regulate Clinics Providing Abortions