House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, talking to the Wilmington Star-News:

To me, the Republican Party is all about opposing government takings. I can’t imagine anything more demonstrative of an egregious government taking than one’s reproductive abilities.

Interesting approach to the subject. Tillis has been a strong supporter of compensation for victims of the state’s forced sterilization program. Not all Republicans in the General Assembly, however, share his view.