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North Carolina adds sweeping antiabortion provisions to “anti-Sharia Law” bill

State lawmakers in North Carolina voted on Tuesday to add a series of sweeping antiabortion regulations to a measure to ban the "application of foreign law" in family courts, an "anti-Sharia Law" bill that opponents had previously denounced as an alarmist and thinly veiled attempt at stoking anti-Muslim sentiment in the state.

The antiabortion additions to the measure were announced unexpectedly during an evening committee meeting, according to a report from WRAL News.

The timing of the announcement was not lost on reproductive rights advocates: "They're doing it quietly on Fourth of July weekend because they've seen what's going on in Texas and know that women will turn out," Melissa Reed, vice president of Public Policy for Planned Parenthood Health Systems told WRAL.

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