Abortion bill stripped of language involving medical schools

Abortion bill committee meeting
Committee meets on abortion bill Wednesday.

A bill altering the state’s abortion rules will no longer include medical professionals at the University of North Carolina and East Carolina University medical schools after changes at a General Assembly committee on Wednesday.

In a previous version, those at the medical schools would be barred from performing abortions except in cases of rape and incest and when the woman’s life is in danger.

Republicans at the North Carolina legislature want to add to the state’s abortion rules by extending the waiting period.

The House Health Committee heard the measure that’s being opposed by abortion-rights advocates.

The bill increases the waiting period to receive an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hours. The other provisions that were in the bill were stripped Wednesday. Previously, the bill would have required that an abortion be performed by a licensed obstetrician or a gynecologist.

Abortion-law changes already have been approved in 2011 and 2013.

Copyright 2015 WNCN. Material from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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