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North Carolina Legislature Approves 72-Hour Abortion Wait

If North Carolina's governor signs the bill, the state will join three other states with the longest waiting period for abortions in the country.

By Kate Grumke | June 3, 2015

North Carolina's legislature has approved a 72-hour waiting period to get an abortion, an increase on the state's current waiting period of 24 hours.

Seventy-two hours is the longest waiting period in the country. North Carolina joins Utah, South Dakota and Missouri, which require the same waiting period.

The bill now goes to Republican Gov. Pat McCrory for a signature. He has not said whether he will veto the bill, according to The News & Observer.

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