Skip to comments.North Carolina protest against abortion bill ends with 64 arrests
Posted on 07/08/2013 8:58:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
North Carolina's "Moral Monday" protesters, now in their tenth week, objected to a bill that could limit abortion access - the latest move to counter a conservative shift by the state's first Republican-led government in more than a century.
The protests have gained momentum since a few dozen people first rallied against the political shift to the right in a state that Barack Obama won in the 2008 presidential election but lost in 2012.
Melissa Reed, a vice president of Planned Parenthood Health Systems, brought a petition with 10,000 signatures opposing the measure.
Like many at Monday's protest, Tanya Glover, 34, who lives in Harnett County, a rural area outside of Raleigh, wore pink.
As she lined up with her father to be arrested, she said the legislature's lean education budget will slash services for her special needs child.
"This state has gone to hell and it's hurting my family," said Glover.
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Hey Tanya - get a job!
The coalition of gimme people are all pissed off.
I could gather 10,000 signatures on a petition supporting Charles Manson in a long weekend. Big deal.
How “moral” is it to obstruct the legitimatly elected legislature?
I really don’t get how illegally opposing necessary government cuts...is moral.
I find the whole move by democRats to “protest” at state capitol buildings profoundly undemocratic, and un-American.
Very clearly this is just attempted mob-intimidation.
Please explain to me how they consider themselves the moral ones?
they were hailing Satan in Texas
killing babies doesnt hurt a family?
Planned Parenthood is NOT a healthcare delivery company, despite the pretty name. They are full time abortionists, and part of the abortion industry— to include supplying umbilical cord stem cell tissue.
It is a ghoulish business, and they run charnel houses.
How “moral” is it to murder defenseless, innocent early stage human beings for profit?
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