Advocates speak out against longer abortion waiting period

By Stephanie Carson
Public News Service – NC

RALEIGH — Among the backlog of bills in the North Carolina General Assembly this session, one that is making progress would triple the wait time for a woman seeking an abortion to three days.

The legislation (HB 465) passed the House last week and is expected to move on to the State Senate.

Photo credit: Daderot/Wikimedia Commons Legislation that would triple the waiting period for an abortion, from one day to three, is expected to move forward in the North Carolina Senate.

Photo credit: Daderot/Wikimedia Commons
Legislation that would triple the waiting period for an abortion, from one day to three, is expected to move forward in the North Carolina Senate.

Alison Kiser, director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, says while her organization supports women making informed and thoughtful decisions about a tough life choice, she believes the arbitrary time constraint is unfair.

“We all want women to have the information and support they need to make a carefully considered decision about a pregnancy,” she states. “This delay is really about shaming women and blocking their access to a safe, legal medical procedure.”

A woman now has to wait 24 hours to have an abortion in North Carolina, a law that was passed in 2011. If the legislation passes, North Carolina would become the fourth state to require a three-day waiting period.

Supporters of the bill say the waiting period is necessary to ensure that women understand the impact of their decision.

Kiser also says it’s worth noting the speed at which the bill passed in the House Health Committee last week.

“The leaders of the committee willfully ignored opponents of the bill who had lined up to speak,” she points out. “Only one opponent of the bill was heard, whereas more than a half-dozen supporters of the bill were allowed to make public comment in the course of a 50-minute debate.”

While campaigning for governor, Gov. Pat McCrory said he would place no additional restrictions on abortion. Kiser and others are calling for him to keep that promise.

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  • Joe DeBerry

    A woman should have the Right as a American to abort when they want if not ready to be a Parent or Rape is involved and I support our Governor but no one should be forced to wait a day longer if they decide not to carry the child. I support life but no one should be forced by our Leaders to make a decision and the ones that vote for this will not get another vote from me. This is America the land of the Free or use to be before OBama and the Democrats got control and the Republicans that do not do their job as we have many useless Politicians here in Richmond County and all the one’s in Washington .But we Look to change that next Year in the November Elections .

    • Christian Conservative

      Being an American doesn’t give you the right to kill a child. This is not about politics, but rather life.

      • Joe DeBerry

        Yes I agree ,I have children lady ,but if you were raped would you want to have to be told you will the baby anyway,look at all the kids in Foster homes and Homes for unwanted kids that do not deserve to be throwed away but go look at the Thousands that have been .

        • Christian Conservative

          You said being an American gave you the right to kill. What if the American father wants the child? Can the mother still kill it?

          • Joe DeBerry

            Lady I did not say being a American give you the right to kill a child at all ,but I said if Rape is involved or not ready to be a parent a woman should have the right to not have the child and besides how many are in homes from not being wanted in this Country . Im 54 with 5 kids and one 4 year old . I would have never agreed to abort her but do you want all your rights as a woman taken away that woman fought for for decades to have .If the father wants the baby it is up to both parents to make that decision not the Government . Church and State have never worked that right was taken away years ago and they stopped Prayer in Schools and look what that has caused . Look at where America is now . You have a good day .

          • Christian Conservative

            Read the first line of your original post Joe…..you said it. Also, I’m a man…not a “lady”. This subject requires the ability to articulate your point. Tread lightly.

          • Joe DeBerry

            Tread Lightly is that a threat because I do not take a threat and about prayer in schools I grew up in the 60’s and the whole class bowed their head and we said a prayer out loud and you say it is still in schools and what county and state still does that . Bowing your head in silence is not being allowed to pray in school that means you do it privately to your self so prayer in the school as it used to be has been gone many years and some stand at a flag pole to pray and that is it and if it is not meet me at the School Administration office and we can get this straight and i have read my reply 3 times and its the same so if you want to keep this game up Im ready for the long haul big boy as long as you want it I will be back at you ?

          • Christian Conservative

            Joe, you are uncomfortably ignorant. It would seem that all your prayers said in the sixties did not convince you that abortion is murder. Please take some pride in your posts. Your grammar is lacking. Also, “reciting” a prayer is not praying….prayer is an intimate relationship with God.

          • Joe DeBerry

            You are a Idiot plain and simple and you and have got to be a stupid Politician that can not be known by a name you are not and can not put your real name out here. You will see i will not back down and a Christian you are not . As I have said and will not change to satisfy you on Grammar or spelling as many on here are worse at it than I am. I am not a Kid or a student taking a test ,so your Stupid remarks towards me are a waste of time ,so go play God and be a man as you say you are and a Fool on top of that and must be a Christian only when the doors are open ,will be waiting for more.?

          • Allison

            How on earth do you know about her relationship with God? How can you say someone is not a Christian when you don’t even know them? You are a very paranoid man who thinks that people are out to get you, apparently. Not sure who you think is creating profiles to say things to you, but you might need to see someone about that… like a professional!

          • Joe DeBerry

            Apparently you did not read HIS letter he is a man and you 2 started with me so Im all yours so keep it coming

          • Christian Conservative

            Joe, you are not well….I am not Monty Crump or anyone else that you fear. Besides, the argument was about abortion. Your train of thought has left the tracks.

          • Joe DeBerry

            I do not fear none of these in office up town and definitely not Monty Crump or any of the rest . You must be Crump or one of the others so we will find out who you and Conservative really are ,Im good at that as you will see.

          • Christian Conservative

            What political party are you? Who has taken over Raleigh? Also, it’s won’t, not want. Joe, quickly, are you a Christian? Are you redeemed?

          • Christian Conservative

            Reading the past posts, I realized that you must be a democrat due to your views on abortion and God. No problem. Just clearing things up.

          • sportsnut

            Allison and Christian Conservative, I can tell you right now that you are wasting your time arguing with Joe. He and I got into it a couple of months ago about the commissioners changing the meeting time, and I looked back, as you’re doing, and realized that I wasted too much time. No, he can’t spell, has terrible grammar and he even threatened to find out who I am and get me fired (which he can’t do cause I’m still gainfully employed) but if I were ya’ll I would stop talking to him. Not because he’s all-knowing or paranoid or thinks Democrats are the devil or backing down means he wins. Because there are more important things to do with your day. Oh and Joe, don’t bother replying to this because I’m not going to waste my time again either. Good day.

          • Christian Conservative

            Great point…..his last attack was almost schizophrenic. I sincerely offered to help him and he turned that into me being a racist…….poor soul. I know who he is and where he lives and would pray with him. He acts so persecuted.

          • Joe DeBerry

            Come for a visit if you do know me and im not a poor soul or have mental problems just want back down from anyone here.

          • Joe DeBerry

            Okay Christian if you do know me and where I live come to my home and I will set down on our porch and listen to your Christian Belief’s ,but if you are one of these Nuts in this family that have their own Religion and interpret the bible to fit their way of life ,do not bother coming after 10 years here and if you are who I think you are do not come here at all, you had 10 years to visit ,but if not come on by today I will be mowing several acre’s on our land . I do not believe you know me at all but come on by and we will see. This is your invitation to come by .

          • Christian Conservative

            Joe, are you a Christian?

          • Joe DeBerry

            Like I said if you want to talk to me ,you said you new me so come on and I will answer that question for you and if not don’t contact me again about being a Christian like I said if you I was raised a Baptist from childhood so either come here or go save another soul if you can because i will not be replying to until you can come to my home as you said you knew me and where I live cause you don’t know me at all. The name Joe DeBerry is a name that many have been called all their live as me here in Richmond County , so got to go mow some more will be waiting on your visit if you come at all . If you do I will be glad to set down and talk face to face with you but you want be here so go away if not. A real christian is a role model to others and the words you used like ignorant and a few more means to me you are not a true Christian so come and show me you are and if you can I will apologize to you if you are but as I said you want be here. Have a good Life.

          • Joe DeBerry

            Nut you are wrong again as last year and I want be wasting any time on you boy and my words get across and if you mention me I come back as you did . Glad you still have a job and I did not threaten you in anyway . Im not paranoid by no means or worried about anyone . You have a good day Nut.

          • sportsnut

            “Scared to put a pic on your Profile as I have read all your comments on
            other issues with other Citizens on here and all you do is run your
            mouth and Sports nut must mean you Know me and I have Figured out who
            you are and is your Job worth losing cause I will get it took if you
            need some help being unemployed ?” Here is the exact quote that you said to me, and you can tell it’s you because of the spelling, capitalization of random words and poor grammar. I don’t know you, don’t WANT to know you and am not at all worried about you coming after my job. I told you not to reply to this (even though I knew you just couldn’t help yourself) but after this, I’m done talking to you. Play on playa.

          • Joe DeBerry

            Son you want tell me to do anything .playa. But I will not reply to you and you want to reply to me if I spelt all this proper enough for you . Enjoy your self .

          • Joe DeBerry

            None of your business but I am anyway just not a Fanatic as you seem sir ,and yes I am a Registered Voter and you want find me registered as Joe DeBerry either so keep looking .

          • Christian Conservative

            If you are saved by the blood of the Lamb you would share it and shout it. If you are not, I can’t save you, but I can lead you to the One that can.

          • Joe DeBerry

            Go waste your time on some one that wants what you are wanting to shove down somebody’s throat but it want be mine ,and besides I want go to church in this county to much racism goes on in several churches around here. I know some that can not stand for a black family to visit some white churches around here and I am white but Racism is no longer but in the minds of some that still believe African Americans

            should stay in their place ,but God created us all and Slavery days are over . I was raised in a church in Winston Salem NC and went to Woodland Baptist Church for years and being raised up there was from a divorce not my mothers fault at all but came back here to raise my kids and that was a mistake because this County is way behind times and looks like a ghost town and I was unfortunately born here . So Mr I do not want your religion or need to be saved by you and if you was such a Christian that people looked up to for guidance as a Christian your words would of been different even with my negative words back at you.So keep it to your self.

          • Allison

            You are not registered as Joe DeBerry? So are you using a fake name on here?
            P.S.
            It’s won’t, not want. (You WON’T find me registered…)

          • Joe DeBerry

            And little lady that is right .Im registered and vote at every election here but Joe is not it the real name either so keep wasting your time because im here . I do not care if you are registered or not .

          • Joe DeBerry

            I will keep on miss spelling words for ya as long as it bothers you ……………………………. There’s your periods .

          • Joe DeBerry

            All you 2 are doing is playing this Democrat game of politics and it want work out for ya as it did not last November .2016 will be the final blow to Richmond County and the city of Rockingham ,we have took over Raleigh and the White House will be next.

          • Joe DeBerry

            Send all you got at me cause you will see I will be here when you change your name again I will still be here, so lets get the games started.

          • Joe DeBerry

            You being a ignorant man wants a woman’s rights taken away and it is her decision to have it done not yours or mine and again I am Not for abortion D/Head and have 5 Kids of my own. Go drink some more of the Mud or Swamp water and take your big a// head out of the Sand ?

          • Allison

            Not sure who you are, but I like you!!! 🙂

          • Joe DeBerry

            I do too

          • Christian Conservative

            Same to you Allison!

          • Joe DeBerry

            I wrote it and have read it several times and you what ever you are you are a crazy Fanatic that wants to be a big shot ,but you started with the wrong one ?

          • Christian Conservative

            Are you asking me a question? You end sentences with question marks that deserve a period. Are you alright? RCC offers help.

          • Joe DeBerry

            No I am not asking you nothing ……………………………….. Here’s your period Conservative …………………………………..

          • Christian Conservative

            Also, prayer has not stopped in schools. Several of our schools locally have prayer around our flag several times a year. Many children also bow their heads and pray to Christ each day. That can’t and hasn’t been stopped.

          • Joe DeBerry

            Why are you hiding behind a false name ,you afraid to show WHO you are ,you see mine so step up to the plate be a man?

    • Allison

      For the love of a run on sentence, grammar is so very important. It is the difference between, “Let’s eat, grandpa”! and “Let’s eat grandpa”! Just sayin…

      • Christian Conservative

        Agreed!

      • Joe DeBerry

        This is not a spelling bee at school mam ?

        • Allison

          Its not a spelling bee, I agree, but you have to use a period or 50 in order for anyone to take you seriously. They really help!! And it doesn’t surprise me that you hang out at Walmart…

          • Joe DeBerry

            For your info I do not hang out at Walmart but will if you need to meet me. I will spell any way I so desire Allison and at my age I don’t care , so go away or we can Play all you want on here .

          • Allison

            Play should not be capitalized in the middle of a sentence. If it starts the sentence, i.e. Play on, playa, then it can and should be capitilized.

          • Joe DeBerry

            Bring on some more

          • Christian Conservative

            I was wondering myself about the random capitalization.

          • Joe DeBerry

            What is playa you mean player thats how it is spelt ?

          • Allison

            Not in the context I was referring to. I am well aware of how “player” is *SPELLED.

          • Joe DeBerry

            Well you just got an #A

          • Joe DeBerry

            It is in your reply spelt playa but you are saying it is not .But you can spell something wrong ,but no one else can do it ,you must be a teenager with nothing better to do

          • Allison

            spelt
            ˈspelt
            Definition of SPELT
            chiefly British past and past participle of spell

            “SPELLED” is correct in American English.

            So are you British or American?
            Play on, playa!! hahahaha

          • Joe DeBerry

            Send your idiot over hiding his truck from being reposed in the back yard backed up against the house with his sick red truck in front of it .

          • Christian Conservative

            Beg your pardon?

          • Joe DeBerry

            I thought that would bring you back out and will see you after lunch at school.

          • Christian Conservative

            Joe, I’m now lost. What are you saying? The truth about what? Do you work at a school?

          • Joe DeBerry

            Might

          • Joe DeBerry

            Beg your pardon the truth hurts that behind don’t it .

          • Joe DeBerry

            IF you do not like what I say ,don’t read it .

          • Joe DeBerry

            Born right here in Richmond County in 1960

          • Joe DeBerry

            Selena Renee Ortiz and John Travis Popowich

          • Earlybird54

            You are Selena Ortiz with Popofool that has fun when you are not around .Wasting your life away with him as everyone knows him and his wasteful dad too.

          • Joe DeBerry

            Will be waiting on you reply?

          • Christian Conservative

            Good point Allison. No matter the argument, you have to be literate….

          • Joe DeBerry

            I am very Literate but want hide who I am as you are afraid to be Known and that must mean you are a Politician here and Allison and you are working together to shut me up. But you see im not going any where . Period.

          • Allison

            Paranoia with destroy ya…

          • Joe DeBerry

            Yes it will

          • Joe DeBerry

            I am not a paranoid man at all Allison you two came after me ,so Karma always comes back to those that start a problem but you wanted to get involved in my option that a woman has rights that woman fought for years to gain and it was done for all woman even you , unless you do not want any rights to live your life as you want and if not these rights they fought for where a waste of time for them all .

      • Joe DeBerry

        I see we have The Village Idiot out again so lets play some more games and you want to eat grandpa ! Just Saying, will be waiting ?

      • Joe DeBerry

        Is he done yet i sure am hungry .

      • Joe DeBerry

        Grammar is not completely important on this discussion and why do you say is so very important and is Grandpa done yet he must be Burnt up by now?

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