North Carolina governor to sign abortion, voter ID bills

Posted on: 5:18 pm, July 26, 2013, by , updated on: 06:18pm, July 26, 2013

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By Joe Sutton, CNN

(CNN) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will sign a controversial restrictive abortion bill and a voter identification bill into law, he said Friday.

The abortion bill will place requirements on clinics that family planning advocates say would make it hard for them to stay in business. Among the requirements is the presence of a doctor when an abortion is being performed.

The voter identification bill will requires residents to present photo identification to vote.