[JURIST] The North Carolina Senate [official website] on Thursday approved a bill [House Bill 695, PDF] requiring abortion clinics to meet requirements similar to those for outpatient surgical centers. The new bill also requires that doctors be present during abortions, bans the procedure based on gender and bars coverage by government provided insurance plans. The bill was then sent to Governor Pat McCrory [official website], who supports the bill and is expected to sign the measure into law. Recently, other...

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