NC Gov. Pat McCrory says he’ll veto HB 695 “unless significant changes” occur

Press release from Gov. McCrory’s press office

Governor McCrory Releases Statement on HB 695

Raleigh, NC– Unless significant changes and clarifications are made addressing our concerns that were clearly communicated by DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos, Governor Pat McCrory will veto the existing bill, HB 695, if it is passed by the House and Senate.

The Governor would like to thank those members of the legislature who have been working with the administration to ensure that the bill’s goals and objectives are clearly to protect the health and the safety of women. The governor believes that major portions of the bill are of sound principal and value.

The Governor also noted that there is much unfinished business in the legislature and again stressed the importance of passing legislation that will work to grow the North Carolina economy.

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  1. Meiling Dai

    Kudos to Governor Pat McCrory who calls it like he sees it. He is not a rubber stamp governor. He is asking members of the N.C. Legislature to come together to review the abortion bill to address major concerns. North Carolina doesn’t need to go the extremist route like Texas regarding abortion. Their bill does not make exceptions for rape, incest or the health of the mother. What this state needs is legislation that will attract industry and jobs, not extremist legislation on abortion that could drive people away.

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