North Carolina House passes abortion bill

The North Carolina state House on Thursday passed a bill designed to impose stricter standards on abortion providers.

The measure passed on a 74-41 margin. It now heads to the state Senate for consideration.

Earlier this week, Gov. Pat McCrory (R) threatened to veto a Senate-passed abortion bill, citing problems with the way it was brought up and concerns the state Department of Health and Human Services had expressed.

State House Republicans sought to assuage those concerns Wednesday, passing a less restrictive version out of committee for the full House vote on Thursday.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

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