64 Arrested In North Carolina Abortion Protests

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July 9, 2013 2:55 a.m.
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Sixty-four people were arrested in Raleigh, N.C. Monday after they refused to leave the capitol’s legislative chambers where they were protesting a bill that could restrict abortion access, Reuters reported.

The bill passed last week in the state Senate would require abortion clinics to meet the standards of ambulatory surgical centers, which only five clinics in the state currently meet. 

Over 700 people have been arrested since the “Moral Monday” protests against the conservative shift in the North Carolina government began ten weeks ago, with abortion the latest issue to be raised after voting rights, education, and natural gas drilling, according to Reuters.

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