Progressive Legislature Throws OUT Godly Bills…Reject God in the Process


2009 Session Legislative Recap Series: Life and Family | John W. Pope Civitas Institute:

2009 Legislation that DID NOT FIT the Liberal Agenda and therefore DID NOT PASS in North Carolina. All these bills passed the “Bible” test and would have represented the morality of Christian America. Again. All Failed.

“HB 431 or SB 236– Abortion- Parental Consent Notarized
This bill would require parental or guardian notification and notarization for any minor seeking an abortion. The House bill, introduced by Rep. Mark Hilton (R- Catawba) and Rep. Pat McElraft (R – Carteret), and a similar bill in the Senate, would serve to protect minors and strengthen parental rights.

HB 891 Ultrasound before an Abortion
HB 891, sponsored by Representatives McElraft, Hilton, and Pearl Burris-Floyd (R – Cleveland), would require an ultrasound to be performed before an abortion procedure, except in the case of medical emergency. This bill would ensure that medically accurate information be provided to women when considering an abortion.

HB 1044– Woman’s Right to Know
Introduced by Rep. Ruth Samuelson (R- Mecklenburg), Rep. William Current (R – Gaston), Rep. Pat Hurley (R – Randolph) and Rep. Ric Killian (R – Mecklenburg), this act would require a twenty- four hour waiting period and the informed consent of the pregnant woman before an abortion would be performed. Informed consent is granted upon a clear understanding of the relevant facts, implications and future consequences of the elected abortion procedure. While North Carolina refuses to protect the right of informed consent, 24 states already require a mandatory waiting period before a woman may follow through with the abortion procedure.”HB 397 and HB 432– Conscience Protections/ Health Care Providers


Rep. Mark Hilton (R- Catawba) sponsored both House bills that strengthen conscience protections in employer provided insurance, pharmacists and health care providers when pertaining to coverage for prescription contraceptive drugs and outpatient contraceptive services. Outpatient contraceptive services include; consultations, examinations, procedures and medical services provided on an outpatient basis and related to the use of contraceptive methods to prevent pregnancy. The term does not include medical services, drugs, or devices used to induce an abortion.

HB 890– The Unborn Victims of Violence Act
The Unborn Victims of Violence Act would extend specific legal protection to the pregnant mother who chooses to carry her child to term. Should an assault of a pregnant woman result in “serious bodily harm,” the perpetrator is guilty of a felony. “Serious bodily harm” includes; bodily injury that causes serious permanent disfigurement, risks death, coma, impairment of the function of any organ or results in the birth of the unborn child prior to 37 weeks gestation. The Act, sponsored by Representatives Hilton, Burris-Floyd, McElraft and John Blust (R – Guilford), specifically treats the murder of an unborn child as a separate homicide and provides explicit codification of the rights of children who survive an abortion. “Unborn child” includes a homo sapiens, at any stage of development, who is carried in the womb.

HB 361 or SB 272– The Defense of Marriage
The Defense of Marriage Act would define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Sponsored by Sen. James Forrester (R-Gaston), this bill would allow North Carolina voters the chance to add an amendment to the state constitution to defend marriage and strengthen the state against legal attacks from same-sex couples. The House version of the Act is sponsored by Rep. Burris-Floyd, Rep. David Lewis (R – Harnett), Rep. James Crawford (D – Granville) and Rep. Dewey Hill (D – Brunswick). For the fifth year in a row, the N.C. Legislature has refused to address the Defense of Marriage Act. North Carolina is the only state in the southern United States1 that does not have a state constitutional amendment defining marriage on the record.


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