Closings and delays

McCrory says he would sign House version of abortion bill

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NEW BERN, N.C. — North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory told reporters while on a trip to New Bern Friday that he would sign an abortion bill approved by the North Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday if the bill remains unaltered, WTVD is reporting.

McCrory remains opposed to the Senate version of the bill that passed last week.

“The recent House version allows the medical professionals at the Department of Health and Human Services to write the rules which will ensure women’s safety. I want to thank those who worked on an improved bill which will better protect women while not further limiting access,” McCrory said in a statement.

Earlier in the week, McCrory had threatened to veto a Senate version of the bill. He said Friday he would still veto that version if it reaches his desk.

Source: WTVD