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Teaching abortion link to premature birth gets Senate approval

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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:06 pm | Updated: 8:33 pm, Sat Apr 26, 2014.

RALEIGH — A bill requiring North Carolina educators to teach that abortions are linked to subsequent premature births won initial Senate approval Thursday.

The amended version of the bill now mentions other factors associated with premature births, at the suggestion of Democrats who questioned the scientific consensus around the abortion link. The bill generated heated debate between health experts and lawmakers at an earlier committee meeting. It won committee approval in a close voice vote that Democrats tried to contest.

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