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House hears NC governor's abortion bill concerns

By Associated Press
Published On: Jul 09 2013 01:43:20 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 09 2013 01:44:03 PM CDT

RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY -

House and Senate Republicans say they'll work with Gov. Pat McCrory's administration on a bill requiring new upgraded rules for abortion clinics in North Carolina. But it's unclear how long legislators are willing to work with him before passing it.

Backers of a measure directing regulators to treat clinics like ambulatory surgery centers said Tuesday they've heard concerns of state health officials worried about the details and how the bill would be carried out.

Rep. Ruth Samuelson of Charlotte says she's still hopeful the House will vote on the bill later this week. That would send the measure to McCrory's desk.

State Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos (vahsh) wants legislators to spend much more time studying current abortion regulations before moving forward with the current bill.