GOP Gov. Pat McCrory says he would veto the abortion bill that passed the Senate last week unless significant changes are made to it before it reaches his desk.

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McCrory said that the changes should address concerns communicated by Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos to a House committee on Thursday.

Earlier in the week, McCrory sounded an alarm about the bill. He said he would support parts of the bill aimed at protecting the health and safety of women, but added that he thought parts of the bill would restrict women’s access to abortions.

Also, last week, McCrory took issue with the process that the Senate used to get the bill on the floor with little public notice.