As Rachel reported tonight, Republicans in the North Carolina are trying to sneak a set of anti-abortion measures into a bill ostensibly about Sharia Law in family courts. Below is North Carolina State Senator Martin Nesbitt’s full reaction to the revelation of what his Republican colleagues are up to. Nesbitt said, in part:
We have a state full of people out there that don’t even know we’re doing this. And let me tell you what I think you’re doing to them.
I think the provision having to do with ambulatory care centers is going to do away with health care as we know it for women who need help. And there are going to be more of them, not less of them. When you force these things in the ambulatory surgical centers, planned parenthood has four centers in the state – none of them comply. Out of business. Nobody told us that in committee. I scurried around and got that information myself.
That crowd that is going to descend on you when you get back down here is going to know it. It is a frontal attack on these facilities that offer women’s health care to women – things they need, mammograms, etc.
Steve Benen will have more coverage, including the live feed of the debate of the matter, tomorrow morning.