NC Gov. Offers Cookies To Abortion Bill Protesters

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) may have previously refused to speak with protesters about an abortion bill he signed, but on Tuesday he stunned a group of demonstrators by stepping out of his mansion to deliver a plate of cookies to them. 

Planned Parenthood supporters were holding a vigil outside the governor’s residence to protest the strict abortion bill McCrory signed into law Monday, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. At one point, McCrory emerged with his security detail and signaled to one protester to meet him in the middle of the street.

Jamie Sohn told the newspaper that McCrory pointed to her and handed her the plate of cookies, saying “These are for you. God bless you, God bless you, God bless you.” Sohn said she was so surprised, she didn’t say anything back.

The protesters reportedly responded by slipping the plate of cookies back under the mansion’s gates, accompanied by a note that read “We want women’s health care, not cookies.”

Photo: Shutterstock / Lusoimages

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