Protesters who disagree with Governor Pat McCrory's decision to sign a controversial anti-abortion bill if it reaches his desk took to the streets of New Bern Thursday with a mobile billboard featuring Governor Pat McCrory.
They're going from city to city in our state with a billboard and stopped in the east saying the governor is going back on a campaign promise.
A mobile billboard arrived in New Bern Thursday that is touring the state with a statement that reads: "Keep your word Governor McCrory" referring to an October 2012 gubernatorial debate. When asked what further restrictions on abortion McCrory would agree to sign if elected governor, McCrory's answer was: "None."
"How can the Governor can say this will not restrict access when it clearly does in the title of the bill," said Gerrick Brener of the Progress NC Action group.
At issue for Brener and other protesters is Senate bill 353. The bill would limit abortion coverage under city and county health insurance plans. McCrory has said he would sign the bill if the senate approves it which it did Thursday. We did not hear back from his office about the billboard Thursday.