Abortion Bill Awaiting Decision By Governor Perdue

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue must soon reveal what she intends to do with legislation that would place medical and time hurdles in front of women considering abortions.

Perdue has until midnight Monday to veto the bill or let it become law without her signature. She could also sign it into law, although that seems less likely as Perdue is an abortion-rights supporter.

Her spokeswoman previously linked the legislation to what she called an "extreme agenda" of the Republican-led General Assembly.

The bill would require women who want an abortion to get an ultrasound of their fetus and to wait 24 hours after receiving counseling.

The Legislature could try to override any veto. Both the House and Senate votes on the bill were one vote shy of a potential override.


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  • by anonymous Location: enc on Jun 27, 2011 at 03:01 PM
    Our perky little gov just vetoed the bill. Someday, she'll have to answer to God for this action. Hopefully the Republicans will override perky Bev's veto.
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      by xtian say wha? on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:29 AM in reply to anonymous
      I don't think it's a sin to not legislate morality. If you get an abortion, it's on you, not the governor. Sheesh.
  • by Rusty Shackelford Location: Pitt County on Jun 27, 2011 at 01:55 PM
    She'll veto it like a good little liberal.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 01:48 PM
    You know, the baby did not ask to be brought into this world. The God that I know doesn't give anyone more than they can handle. If the woman doesn't want a baby then she should practice abstinence or a reliable use of contraceptive. As for those who were raped, adoption is always an option.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 02:53 PM in reply to
      You tell em'!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 01:37 PM
    Abortion isn't murder. The argument that life begins at conception has long been invalid. You can make the argument that once you can detect a heartbeat, an abortion is ill advised and maybe immoral, but before that, there is no cognative brain activity, no life, no living concious. It isn't murder and abortion saves women and the country billions each year. But sadly I forgot, Republicans are against abortion, you gotta have that baby, but once it's born the cease to care about the child anymore, it can die from not having access to good health-care for all they care.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    NOPE!!! It will still be a fetus! An ultrasound means nothing if you dont want to have the baby!
  • by hh Location: jax on Jun 27, 2011 at 11:41 AM
    "And who gets the bill for the ultrasound for the poor or indigent?" Even more so, who gets the bill for what can and surely will become highly increased social service benefits...food stamps, daycare assistance, WIC, Medicaide?!? Who is the government to think they have any right to tell a woman what she can or can't do with her body?!? I do NOT agree in abortion as an option for myself but NO ONE...ESPECIALLY the government...has any right to mandate requirements on a womans body if she decides to not continue a pregnancy. Does this whole ultrasound and counciling requirement apply to women who are victims of rape or incestual relationships?!? The government needs to keep their nose OUT of personal issues such as this one! We have much bigger fish to fry out there!
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      by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 12:22 PM in reply to hh
      You left one out.Who gets the bill for the abortion?
  • by Anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 at 06:51 AM
    Although I dont care either way cause it dont concern me but I would like to know just what is so extreme about an ultrasound and waiting 24 hours after counciling?Only from a bunch dumpofcraps.
  • by ryan Location: bethel on Jun 27, 2011 at 06:46 AM
    why not let the woman decide what they want to do. why is the government trying to talk people out of this with ultrasounds and counseling. BTW--who will be paying for this??? we are already overcrowded, why try to save babys that are not wanted!!
  • by Dark Horse Location: NC on Jun 27, 2011 at 06:40 AM
    Veto it.
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville, NC on Jun 27, 2011 at 04:57 AM
    Leave it as is.........
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      by save lives on Jun 27, 2011 at 07:37 AM in reply to
      I am glad for this change. I think that many of the women will see their baby (not fetus) with the ultrasound and will see things in a different view. If any woman can actually see their baby and still kill it they are completely heartless and cruel. Abortion is murder, from the Bible and human standards. What is wrong with you people that are for it? You place higher standards on animals than mankind, who was created after Christ himself! I once saw a sign that said: Lord please send us someone who can find a cure for cancer, MS, stroke, aids, etc. Then in another bubble the Lord replies "I did but you aborted him!" I'm afraid that this may be true for so many areas. People wake up! Praying for even tighter laws on this topic.
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        by Dark Horse on Jun 27, 2011 at 09:30 AM in reply to save lives
        And who gets the bill for the ultrasound for the poor or indigent? We do--the taxpayer. Do you live in a dream world? God speaks in bubbles? Not the God I know.
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          by White Stallion on Jun 27, 2011 at 12:30 PM in reply to Dark Horse
          Poor people are not the only ones that get abortions.It is sad when some can't see that baby as a life.I would think that is what this bill is all about.BLAH!
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