The State of Things
12:04 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

How Will The New Abortion Bill Move Through The Legislature?

Members of the Senate debate the abortion bill.
Credit screenshot, WRAL live coverage

House Bill 695 was originally designed to ban Sharia Law in North Carolina. But last week, the bill was amended to include new restrictions on abortions in the state. Families across North Carolina came out to protest against the bill when it was discussed in the senate; however, the bill was passed 29-12.

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Politics & Government
7:31 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Bill Seeking To Ban Sharia Law Passes State House

Credit NC General Assembly

House lawmakers have passed a measure that attempts to ban the application of Islamic Sharia law in North Carolina.

House Bill 695 would prohibit North Carolina courts from applying part or all of any foreign laws that could lead to violations of constitutional rights in domestic and child custody cases. Across the country, some social conservatives have expressed fears about Islamic laws being cited in American courtrooms.

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