RALEIGH Senators Jay Chauduri (D-Wake), Terry Van Duyn (D-Buncombe), Angela Bryant (D-Nash), and Joyce Waddell (D-Mecklenburg) filed Senate Bill 588 Tuesday to remove requirements that abortions be performed in a certified facility by a qualified physician licensed in the State of North Carolina, that an ultrasound image of the unborn child be provided to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, and that limited abortion after 20 weeks of gestation to medical emergencies.The lawmakers said in a press conference Tuesday that N.C. should codify the changes to conform to a United State Supreme Court ruling, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, that found similar restrictions in the State of Texas to be an unnecessary burden on women seeking abortion.”North Carolina has the most severe restrictions of any state in the United States at the moment, and so there aren’t very many states that would need to go to the same lengths that N.C. would to conform their laws,” said Van Duyn.
BARI, Italy At least 11 people died and dozens were injured when two passenger trains collided head-on in southern Italy on Tuesday, a spokesman for the fire service said.The crash happened on a single […]
RALEIGH Gov. Pat McCrory’s office announced Thursday that visitor spending has increased in 91 counties in North Carolina. According to the release, visitors spent a record $21.9 billion for the 2015-16 fiscal year, an […]
RALEIGH This fall Ashley Burnette will be a freshman at Millbrook High School in Raleigh. It wasn’t that long ago she and her family were facing a much more uncertain future.In August 2010, 7-year-old […]