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N.C. Gov. McCrory vows to sign restrictive abortion bill

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) announced Friday he would sign legislation restricting abortion services in the state, despite pledging during last year's campaign he would not sign additional abortion measures into law.

In a news conference, McCrory praised the Republican-controlled state legislature for delivering on many of his top legislative priorities.The state Senate approved legislation Thursday that requires abortion clinics to make changes so they are comparable to ambulatory surgical centers, bans abortions on the basis of sex selection, restricts non-surgical abortions and allows health-care workers to opt out of participating in abortion procedures if they have moral objections.