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I am sitting here in Wisconsin, where I'm doing some caretaking for my elderly parents, and watching North Carolina happily follow Perry down the Road of Crazy.

They are trying to sneak abortion clinic restrictions into a bill banning sharia law. Sharia law! Something that is probably less of a danger to the average North Carolinian than lightning strikes or the Ebola virus.

I've been trying to spread the word to as many North Carolinians as possible. You can get your butt to Raleigh, of course, and protest outside the legislature. Call it Moral Wednesday but whatever you call it, if you can, get your butt down there.

If you can't, Progress NC Action and Planned Parenthood have a few suggestions for you...see below the squiggle for links:

You can e-mail your legislature directly via Progress NC Action's system:

[The Progress NC Action petition]

(My reps, Senator Clodfelter and Rep. Cotham from Charlotte, are already likely to be on the right side of the issue. So I encouraged them to be heroes like Wendy Davis on this issue.)

You can hassle the majority leaders (Tillis and Apodaca) about the issue via Planned Parenthood's petition or by calling them yourself.  Sen. Clodfelter once told me that personal calls and e-mails should be focused on the bill sponsors and the majority leaders if your own representatives are already on your side:

[The Planned Parenthood petition]

You can send a message of support to Sen. Martin Nesbitt for revealing this nasty scheme:

[The story on Rachel Maddow's blog]

Please feel free to add more links and action suggestions in the comments below!

9:05 AM PT: It passed 29-12 in the Senate. I think that means some of the Democrats voted FOR this abomination.

Originally posted to kismet on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 07:11 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Asheville.

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