A few years ago Republican Sen. Stan Bingham showed up at a news conference about election law reform to show his support for the legislation proposed by progressive Democratic Sen. Ellie Kinnaird.
Bingham was asked if was worried about what the leaders of the Republican Senate Caucus would think of his pledge to support Kinnaird and he said that he didn't come to Raleigh to be told how to vote by anybody.
But he was told Thursday and he listened. The result is that North Carolina now has one of the most extreme anti-choice laws in the nation that forces women, including victims of rape and incest, to listen to right-wing propaganda before they can access legal abortion services.
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