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The North Carolina legislature passed a measure this week changing the requirements women must follow to obtain an abortion in the state.
House Bill 465, called the Women and Children’s Protection Act of 2015, changes the waiting period for an abortion from one day to three, changes the requirements for clinic inspections and also changes the professional degrees abortion providers must have to perform the procedure.
The act also contains provisions regarding statutory rape, child support and the reduction of “maternal mortality.”
The bill now goes to Gov. Pat McCrory, who, according to a June 3 news report in the (Raleigh) News & Observer, said he intends to sign the legislation into law.
Here’s how lawmakers from across North Carolina voted, as reported by the N.C. General Assembly:
NC House: House Bill 465
Adams; Arp; Avila; Bishop; Blackwell; Blust; Boles; Bradford; Brawley; Brody; Bumgardner; Burr; Cleveland; Collins; Conrad; Daughtry; Davis; Dixon; Dobson; Dollar; Elmore; Faircloth; Ford; Fraley; Hager; Hardister; Hastings; Holloway; Horn; Howard; Hurley; Iler; J. Bell; Jeter; Jones; Jordan; L. Johnson; Lambeth; Langdon; Lewis; Malone; McElraft; McGrady; McNeill; Millis; Pendleton; Pittman; Presnell; R. Brown; R. Turner; Riddell; Robinson; Ross; S. Martin; Saine; Schaffer; Setzer; Shepard; Speciale; Stam (CHAIR); Steinburg; Stevens; Szoka; Torbett; Warren; Watford; West; Whitmire; Yarborough
Adcock; Ager; Alexander; B. Turner; Baskerville; Brockman; C. Graham; Carney; Cotham; Cunningham; D. Hall; Earle; Farmer-Butterfield; Fisher; Floyd; G. Graham; G. Martin; Gill; Glazier; Goodman; Hamilton; Hanes; Harrison; Holley; Hunter; Insko; Jackson; L. Bell; L. Hall; Lucas; Luebke; Meyer; Michaux; Pierce; R. Johnson; R. Moore; Reives; Richardson; Terry; Waddell; Willingham; Wray
T. Moore (SPEAKER)
B. Brown; Bryan; Catlin; Zachary
Alexander; B. Jackson; Barefoot; Barringer; Berger; Bingham; Brock; Brown; Cook; Curtis; Daniel; Gunn; Harrington; Hartsell; Hise; J. Davis; Krawiec; Lee; McInnis; Meredith; Newton; Pate; Rabin; Randleman; Rucho; Sanderson; Soucek; Tarte; Tillman; Tucker; Wade; Wells
Bryant; Clark; D. Davis; Ford; Foushee; J. Jackson; Lowe; McKissick; Robinson; Smith; Smith-Ingram; Van Duyn; Waddell; Woodard