Governor McCrory opposes appealing ultrasound ruling

That’s the title of THIS article in the News-&-Observer.  An excerpt:

Gov. Pat McCrory opposes appealing a federal judge’s ruling that struck down the requirement that women seeking abortions be shown a narrated ultrasound just before having the procedure, his office said Saturday.

McCrory thinks appealing the ruling would be expensive and is satisfied that the bulk of the 2011 abortion law was upheld by the judge.

“The heart of the legislation remains intact, and patients will still receive access to important information and ample time needed to make decisions,” McCrory is quoted as saying in the statement his office released. “After extensive review, I do not believe costly and drawn out litigation should be continued concerning only one provision that was not upheld by the court.”