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NC AG to appeal ruling on part of abortion law

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says he's decided to appeal a federal court ruling that struck down part of a law requiring abortion providers to describe an ultrasound to women seeking to terminate a pregnancy.

Cooper said Friday that the state will appeal the ruling even though he opposes laws like this one approved by the General Assembly in 2011. He says in a written statement that "legitimate constitutional questions remain that should be decided by a higher court."

Cooper is a Democrat. The Republican-led legislature passed the law requiring abortion providers to place an ultrasound image next to a pregnant woman so she can view it. The law directs the provider to describe its features and offer the patient the chance to listen to the heartbeat.

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