Lisa Levenstein: Public Deserves To Be Heard On Abortion BillRoundup: Historians' Take
tags: abortion, women's rights, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, Greensboro News & Record
Lisa Levenstein is an associate professor of U.S. women’s history at UNCG.
Proposed new regulations on abortion providers have nothing to do with protecting women’s health. Nothing demonstrates this quite like the tactics Republican leaders have used to try to ram the legislation through the N.C. General Assembly.
At first, draconian abortion restrictions were placed into an anti-Sharia law bill. After public scrutiny began to gather momentum, the new regulations were put into — of all things — a motorcycle safety bill. If advocates are so convinced these new measures are justified, why all the secrecy? Why all the back-room tactics? Why the rush?
GOP leaders argued that the legislation formerly known as House Bill 695, the “Family, Faith, and Freedom Protection Act,” would actually protect women by imposing strict new regulations on abortion providers....
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