Here Ladies: Have Some Cookies
In a rather bizarre and patronizing move, North Carolina governor Pat McCrory emerged from the governor’s mansion Tuesday night and personally offered a group of demonstrators from Planned Parenthood a plate of cookies.
The group was protesting McCrory’s decision to sign a controversial abortion bill, despite a campaign promise not to sign any legislation that further restricted access to abortion in the state. The measure, ostensibly designed to protect women’s safety by requiring clinics that perform abortions to meet the same safety standards as outpatient surgery centers, will likely result in the closing 15 out of 16 of the state’s clinics. It was amended to a House bill on motorcycle safety at the last minute. A similar bill was amended to an anti-Sharia Law measure in the Senate.
McCrory has seen a fifteen point drop in his approval ratings over the past month as he’s signed into law legislation that many North Carolinians believe has gone a step or three too far toward the right.