Pro-choice activists and the North Carolina legislature have been locked in tireless battle the last several days–and the lawmakers just launched their latest sneak attack.
Republican lawmakers are relentlessly trying to push through a set of abortion restrictions that would, among other things, restrict access to medication abortion, ban insurance coverage of the procedure, and force all but ONE clinic in the state to close. First, they attached the provisions to an anti-Sharia law bill (because combating Sharia law is priority #1, duh) and more than 60 activists were arrested on Monday at protests at the capitol.
Today, the Governor said that he’d likely veto the restrictions if they weren’t changed. So the GOP simply tweaked it slightly and snuck it into a different bill–this one relating to motorcycle safety.
Thankfully, despite the lack of public notice, North Carolina’s pro-choice community is ON IT.
Update: According to Planned Parenthood North Carolina, the bill will supposedly be debated tomorrow. Stay tuned.