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Despite new law, Planned Parenthood employees remain optimistic

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Rules on abortions in North Carolina will change Oct. 1, but if those rules started now, a local Planned Parenthood office would be out of business. Rules on abortions in North Carolina will change Oct. 1, but if those rules started now, a local Planned Parenthood office would be out of business.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Rules on abortions in North Carolina will change Oct. 1, but if those rules started now, a local Planned Parenthood office would be out of business.

The new law, which was signed by Gov. Pat McCory Monday night, holds abortion clinics to the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. 

Only one abortion clinic in the state meets the requirements of the new law, which would force the others to close. 

Employees at the Wilmington Planned Parenthood Office promise to do everything they can to stay open. 

Suzanne Wertman, a certified nurse midwife with the Planned Parenthood Office in Wilmington, says it will cost a lot of money to comply with the new law. But she says they're going to depend on supporters to help them meet new requirements. 

The closest Planned Parenthood Office outside of Wilmington is about two hours away, in Raleigh. 

There are currently 16 abortion clinics in North Carolina. 

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