Unfortunate changes were made this morning to HB 465. Other legislation proposed by Democrats, Sen Jeff Jackson amongst them, has been lumped into the Extend-Waiting-Period-For-An-Abortion bill, putting all Democrats at NCGA in the unfortunate position of potentially voting against good measures or voting for the 72 hour waiting period. Either of which could be used against them in the next election
The bill has also been given a new and wonderful name:
Women and Children's Protection Act of 2015.
Who would want to vote against that!
This newly created monstrosity would
Define statutory rape as engaging in a sexual act with a person who is 15 years old or younger
Make administrative changes to improve collection and payment of child support to families
permit electronic filing of documents in Chapter 50B and 50C cases under local rules approved by the AOC or under any uniform state rules adopted by the Supreme Court
make it an aggravating sentencing factor to knowingly commit an offense that is seen or heard by a minor who is not an accomplice to the offense
clarify that an assault is committed "in the presence of a minor" when the minor can see or hear the assault
permit the court to impose conditions of pretrial release in domestic violence cases to protect persons the defendant is dating or has dated
require registered sex offenders to stay away from premises frequented by minors if they committed federal crimes or crimes in other States that are substantially similar to sex offenses under State Law
create a Maternal Mortality Review Committee within DHHS to study and recommend ways to prevent deaths resulting from complications of pregnancy or childbirth
require annual inspection by DHHS of clinics where abortions are performed and publication of the results of such inspections conducted on or after January 1, 2013 on DHHS' Web site and on the "Women's Right to Know Act" Web site, and prohibit such clinics from employing persons less than 18 years of age
require physicians who perform abortions other than in a medical emergency to be board certified or certifiable in obstetrics or gynecology and to report certain information to DHHS
increase to 72 hours the waiting period for women who voluntarily consent to an abortion
make other technical and conforming changes
Can you guess which party suggested each of the statements above????