Show up early if you want seat at Tuesday's House committee meeting where members will consider a sweeping bill that would restrict access to abortions.
Groups on both sides of the abortion debate are lining up people to pack the committee room. Last Wednesday, about 500 abortion-rights supporters showed up at the Legislative Building on about 12 hours notice to protest the bill. The Senate passed it along party lines.
Planned Parenthood Health Systems in North Carolina is calling on supporters to be at the so-called Moral Monday protest tonight and at the Legislative Building at 9 a.m. tomorrow before a House committee meeting on House Bill 695. The bill woud make clincs meet standards silmilar to those for outpatient surgery clinics and make it more difficult for doctors to administer pills that induce abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina is promoting the Tuesday rally and suggesting people pack the committee room for the 10 a.m. meeting.
N.C. Values Coaltion, which supports the bill, is asking its supporters to attend tomorrow's committee meeting and stay until 2 p.m., in case the bill goes right to the House floor. N.C. Values Coalition asked supporters to call Speaker Thom Tillis and their legislators.