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On July 29, 2013, McCrory signed pro-life legislation that created stricter standards on abortion clinics and gave medical insurance providers the ability to refuse abortion coverage in their plans.<ref>Pavlich, Katie (July 30, 2013). [http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/07/30/north-carolina-governor-signs-new-prolife-legislation-into-law-n1652275 North Carolina Governor Signs New Pro-Life Legislation Into Law]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>
In October 2015, McCrory signed a bill that banned corrupt leftist [[Sanctuary City (Immigration)|sanctuary cities]].<ref>May, Caroline (October 28, 2015). [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/28/north-carolina-gov-signs-bill-prohibiting-sanctuary-cities/ North Carolina Gov. Signs Bill Prohibiting Sanctuary Cities]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>
McCrory passed a common sense [[Voter ID legislation|voter-ID law]], but it was struck down by a leftist appeals court (all three judges were appointed by Democrats)<ref>Gerstein, Josh (July 29, 2016). [httphttps://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/court-strikes-down-north-carolina-voter-id-law-226438 Court strikes down North Carolina voter ID law]. ''Politico''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> and the Supreme Court did not overturn the ruling, as it was a 4-4 decision.<ref>De Vogue, Ariane; Berman, Dan (August 31, 2016). [httphttps://www.cnn.com/2016/08/31/politics/supreme-court-north-carolina-voter-id/ Supreme Court won't reinstate North Carolina voter ID law]. ''CNN''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>
On March 23, 2016, McCrory signed common sense legislation that overturned local government's adherence to the leftist and unreasonable [[homosexual agenda]] in regards to use of public washrooms by [[Gender confusion|gender-confused]] ([[Transsexual|"transgender"]]) individuals wishing to use the washrooms of their claimed gender instead of their actual gender.<ref>Barkoukis, Leah (March 24, 2016). [http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/03/24/sanity-prevails-north-carolina-votes-to-stop-laws-allowing-men-in-womens-restrooms-n2138455 Sanity Prevails: NC Lawmakers Vote to Stop Laws Allowing Men in Women’s Restrooms]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> Enraged liberals, angry that someone could ever defy the homosexual agenda, went wild in opposition to McCrory, and numerous powerful leftists boycotted the state.<ref name="ChangesBacklash">Barkoukis, Leah (April 13, 2016). [http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/04/13/nc-gov-changes-parts-of-bathroom-bill-after-business-backlash-n2147872 NC Gov Changes Parts of ‘Bathroom Bill’ After Business Backlash]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> Due to the massive elite leftist pressure, McCrory was forced to sign an executive order that softened the law.<ref name="ChangesBacklash"/>
Despite signing the executive order, McCrory stayed strong and did not compromise at all on the law,<ref>O'Brien, Cortney (August 22, 2016). [http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2016/08/22/family-research-council-commends-gov-mccrory-for-staring-down-the-nba-over-bathroom-bill-n2207413 Family Research Council Commends Gov. McCrory For 'Staring Down' the NBA Over Bathroom Bill]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> and after the leftist [[Obama Administration]] threatened him over the law, McCrory sued them.<ref>Thomas, Cal (May 12, 2016). [http://townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/2016/05/12/north-carolina-fights-back-n2161445 North Carolina Fights Back]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>
Despite McCrory's conservative policies, he supported removing the [[Confederate flag]] from North Carolina license plates, despite the fact that the flag is an important part of [[The South|Southern]] heritage, and not racism.<ref>May, Caroline (June 23, 2015). [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/23/nc-va-move-to-eliminate-confederate-flags-from-license-plates/ NC, VA Move To Eliminate Confederate Flags From License Plates]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>
===2016 defeat===
Due to leftist hysteria over the gender-confusion law, as well as blatant leftist [[media bias]] in the [[mainstream media]], McCrory was defeated by Democrat challenger [[Roy Cooper]] in the 2016 election, and he conceded defeat a few weeks later.<ref name="Forbes"/>(p.3)<ref>Berry, Susan, Dr. (December 6, 2016). [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/06/north-carolina-gov-pat-mccrorys-defeat-due-to-radical-forces-and-corporate-extortion-bullying/ North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s Defeat Due to ‘Radical Forces’ and ‘Corporate Extortion, Bullying’]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>
This [[Liberal deceit|leftist deceit]] was confirmed when the Charlotte city council voted to repeal the law 10–0 after Cooper was voted into office, provided the state legislature would repeal their law.<ref>Emma, Caitlin; Hefling, Kimberly (December 19, 2016). [httphttps://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/north-carolina-lgbt-bathroom-law-232812 Incoming governor says North Carolina will repeal LGBT law]. ''Politico''. December 29, 2016.</ref> Fortunately for common sense, the repeal effort in the state legislature failed.<ref>Marlow, Robert J. (December 23, 2016). [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/12/23/newly-elected-dem-governor-thwarted-north-carolina-fails-repeal-bathroom-bill/ Newly Elected Dem Governor Thwarted, North Carolina Fails to Repeal Bathroom Bill]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> However, the bill was repealed, in a compromise, in March 2017.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/30/north-carolina-transgender-bathroom-bill-flushed-by-lawmakers.html North Carolina transgender 'bathroom bill' flushed by lawmakers]. ''Fox News''. March 30, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.</ref> Some conservatives interpreted this action as a defeat for the [[homosexual agenda]].<ref>Munro, Neil (April 4, 2017). [httphttps://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/04/transgender-ideology-defeated-north-carolina/ Transgender Ideology Defeated in North Carolina ‘Bathroom’ Debate]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 4, 2017.</ref>
After the election, McCrory signed a law that would reduce the power of his leftist successor Cooper.<ref>Robillard, Kevin (December 16, 2016). [httphttps://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/pat-mcrory-law-restrict-roy-cooper-power-232758 North Carolina governor signs laws restricting successor's power]. ''Politico''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>
==Later life==
In August 2018, McCrory accurately compared leftist activists who illegally tore down Confederate statues to the Nazis who burned books that did not approve of.<ref>Folley, Avery (August 22, 2018). [httphttps://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/403104-ex-gop-governor-compares-activists-who-toppled-confederate Ex-GOP gov compares activists who toppled Confederate monument to Nazi book burners]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 22, 2018.</ref>
==Personal life==
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