God and Country Banquet draws legislators, state officials

Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 03:12 PM.

The event, put on by the Craven-Pamlico Christian Coalition featured a number of conservative state leaders. The main speaker was Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, an organization dedicated to electing candidates and pursuing policies that will reduce and eventually end abortion.

Some in the state and across the nation criticized what they said was anti-abortion legislation approved this past session in the General Assembly.

N.C. Rep. Michael Speciale, R-Craven, said he doesn’t put a lot of stock into criticism of North Carolina because of where it’s being generated.

“The Wall Street Journal is applauding North Carolina. South Carolina is applauding North Carolina,” he said. “Some of the other states wish that they could have accomplished what we have accomplished.”

Speciale said he is not at all concerned about the weekly demonstrations in Raleigh.

“Those folks are used to things being done a certain way,” he said. “For 140 years, this state was run by Democrats. It’s run by Republicans now. It’s now as much in my mind about what we’re doing up there as it is about the fact that we are there.”

N.C. Sen. Norman Sanderson, R-Pamlico, said time would vindicate the actions of the General Assembly.



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