This week, North Carolina's (female, Democratic) governor vetoed a budget which included the defunding of Planned Parenthood, among other cuts. And then, just after midnight today, the Republican-controlled House overrode it. The war is on.
It was being fought on other fronts, too, including teacher layoffs. But national observers are watching closely to see how Indiana, which already passed into law a similar Medicaid-related defunding, fares in a showdown with the federal government. As in that state, North Carolina would prevent Medicaid recipients from seeking care at Planned Parenthood facilities because some of its health centers also provide abortions.