Ladies and Gentlemen,
In addition to the press release sent out Thursday on SB 132: Health Curriculum/Preterm Birth, I have included links to the final votes for the House and Senate. In regards to the argument that there is no scientific evidence that abortions are a risk factor for preterm birth, I have also included the statements of three well-respected doctors on the issue and a bibliography of 122 studies citing a link between the two. If you would like a copy of the bill as passed by the House it should be available on Monday at: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&BillID=sb132&submitButton=Go.
Please note: Some news accounts have stated that this bill teaches about the causes of miscarriage. This is not the case. The bill teaches about the risks for preterm birth, a completely different issue.
For further information, please call (919) 733-2962.
Representative Paul Stam