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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's top health administrator says more review is needed before a bill requiring new abortion rules moves along in the legislation process.

The head of the state's Health and Human Services agency addressed the House Health Care Committee on Tuesday. The committee is reviewing the Senate version of a measure requiring abortion clinics to meet regulations similar to those for ambulatory surgery centers.

McCrory said Monday he's concerned some provisions appear to restrict abortion access.

Drexdal Pratt of the agency's division regulating clinics told legislators there are a lot of questions about the proposal and how many clinics would remain open if the bill became law.

The full House must decide whether to accept the Senate's version or try to forge a compromise with the Senate.

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