June 15, 2015
Abortion rights groups welcomed the Supreme Court’s action. “This misguided law would have inserted politics and bad medicine into every exam room in North Carolina,” Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement. A spokeswoman for Mr. Cooper declined to comment. Tami Fitzgerald, the executive director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, said in a statement that the law was modest and valuable. “In any other medical procedure,” she said, “doctors would have a duty to disclose all of the relevant information.” The Supreme Court is expected to act soon in cases concerning more sweeping challenges to abortion regulations in cases from Mississippi and Texas.
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- "My Body, My Rights," Amnesty International USA