RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign a new version of an abortion bill into law if it reaches his desk because legislators made changes after he raised concerns about a previous version.
McCrory announced his decision Friday, two days after he threatened to veto the previous legislation for how it addressed raising standards for abortion clinics through rules similar to outpatient surgery centers. The House changed the language to satisfy McCrory's health and human services department.
McCrory says the version that passed the House on Thursday will ensure women's safety and not limit their access to abortion. It still must pass the Senate before going to McCrory.
Abortion rights groups NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina accused McCrory of going back on a campaign promise.