Abortion rights supporters return cookies from N.C. governor

Posted: July 31, 2013 in State Politics

WTKR.com

(CNN) – “Incredibly bizarre” is not the typical response to a plate of chocolate chip cookies, particularly when the treats are delivered personally by a state’s governor.

But that’s how Irene Godinez, director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood Health Systems Action Fund, describes the moment North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory handed the baked goods to a woman staked outside his home, protesting the controversial abortion bill McCrory signed into law earlier this week.

Protesters, including Godinez, had been holding vigils across the street from the governor’s mansion since last Friday. So when McCrory walked towards the group Tuesday afternoon and pointed at abortion rights activist and Chapel Hill resident Jamie Sohn, she was “absolutely stunned.”

McCrory, a Republican, spoke to the group, saying “These are for you. God bless, God bless,” according to Godinez. He quickly turned, surrounded by security, and walked back through the gates leading to his…

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