North Carolina governor will sign bill for 72-hour wait for abortion

A pro-life activist advocates his stance on abortion near the site of the Democratic National Convention in CharlotteBy Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said on Wednesday he will sign a law requiring pregnant women to wait three days between consulting a doctor and having an abortion, among the longest waiting periods in the nation. McCrory, a Republican, faced intense lobbying from pro-choice advocates who hoped he would veto the measure, citing his campaign promise not to sign any further restrictions on abortion. “Some very positive progress was made during the last several days to protect women’s health,” McCrory said.

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