Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday wouldn't say whether he would allow the Senate's abortion bill to become law if the House passes it. Speaking to The Charlotte Observer just before joining a Fourth of July parade in the Rowan County town of Faith, McCrory said he stuck with the statement he issued Wednesday in which he criticized the lack of public notice about the legislation.
When The Observer's Pam Kelley pressed whether he thought the bill was about safety or restricting abortions, McCrory said he hadn't read it. He plans to let the legislative process continue, he said.
"I've got people on the political left and on the political right and in the media more interested in making statements than finding solutions," McCrory said.
During his campaign for governor, McCrory flatly said he wouldn't support any new restrictions on abortion.
Update: Kim Genardo, the governor's spokeswoman, says McCrory's exact response to Kelley was, "I hope the process returns to the House, where they will do some thorough review."