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North Carolina Republicans sneak antiabortion provisions into motorcycle safety bill

Last week, just hours before the North Carolina Legislature recessed for a long holiday weekend, state Republicans inserted sweeping abortion restrictions into an "anti-Shariah Law" bill. The underhanded tactic was criticized by Democrats and Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, who denounced the sneaky move and threatened to veto the bill unless significant changes were made.

On Wednesday, Republican lawmakers did it again, this time injecting language to severely restrict abortion into a completely unrelated measure -- a motorcycle safety law -- without public notice.

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