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North Carolina Governor Vetoes Ultrasound Requirement

North Carolina Governor Vetoes Ultrasound Requirement

 

North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed two new abortion restrictions in the state, calling them an attempt to intrude on a relationship between a doctor and a patient.

“The bill contains provisions that are the most extreme in the nation in terms of interfering with that relationship,” Perdue said in a statement reported by the Washington Post. “Physicians must be free to advise and treat their patients based on their medical knowledge and expertise and not have their advice overridden by elected officials seeking to impose their own ideological agenda on others.

This veto, along with a veto of a mandatory 24 hour waiting period and a budget item that would ban the state from funding Planned Parenthood, marks the Governor’s unswerving attempt to stand as a roadblock between legislators who want to impede a woman’s right to obtain a legal legal health care services and a woman’s right to control her own reproductive health.

The Governor’s veto of the Planned Parenthood was overridden by the legislature. We will have to wait to see if these subsequent vetoes will be overridden as well.

 

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3:19PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

I hope she can. She seems to be one of the few politicians that are pro-woman.

5:46AM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

ty

2:03PM PDT on Jul 3, 2011

Thank goodness one southern politician has common decency.

2:07AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

Thank you, Govorner, for standing up to those who would force other people to live their way and believe their way.

12:44AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

Um... governor Perdue is a Democrat.
But yeah, nice to see ANYONE in government doing something right.

12:05AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

A rational man, in office. Thank you, Lord!!!

9:21PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

“Physicians must be free to advise and treat their patients based on their medical knowledge and expertise and not have their advice overridden by elected officials seeking to impose their own ideological agenda on others.”

That says it best.

7:20PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

A woman supporting women how refreshing- eat you heart out Bachmann

7:14PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

good article

6:43PM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

To Michele H....aren't YOU just the most non-judgmental cupcake on the platter?

Maybe you'd be willing to die to support a pregnancy....but millions of us would not. Perhaps we are sole support of other children or perhaps we provide support for other family members. You must be very young and very inexperienced in life and I wish you luck...you'll need it.

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