Jacksonville Doctor Strongly Opposes New Abortion Regulations

By: Alize Proisy
By: Alize Proisy

A new abortion law signed by Governor Part McCrory Monday has some people, including a longtime Jacksonville doctor, outraged.

A Jacksonville doctor says he is furious the governor backed out of the campaign promise he made not to change abortion regulations. Dr. Takey Crist started Jacksonville Crist Clinic for Women in the early 1970's. He says this law is an attack on women's rights.

"Politicians have played a very big on the doctor in Philadelphia that was doing some very terrible illegal procedures. I'm not for that, but I think that should also point out, if a woman does not want to be pregnant, she doesn't care if there is a law or no law. She's going to find some way, some how to terminate that pregnancy," said Dr. Crist.

Crist is worried many abortion clinics in our state will have to shut down because they can't afford to make the necessary changes to comply with regulations which are similar to outpatient surgery centers. When we asked the governor why he chose to sign the bill, he said this bill had nothing to do with making it harder for women to get abortions.

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