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N. Carolina Governor signs law regulating abortions
NORTH CAROLINA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - North Carolina's Governor has signed a bill regulating abortion clinics in a move that could force many to close down.
The bill directs state officials to regulate the clinics based on the same standards as outpatient surgical centers.
Critics of the bill say out of the 16 abortion clinics in the state only one meets those standards.
Governor Pat McCrory says the bill was not meant to limit access to abortions, but rather create safer conditions for women.
The legislation is a shock to many. McCrory pledged during his campaign he would not approve any new abortion restrictions if elected.