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07/31/2013 08:44 am ET | Updated Jul 31, 2013

Pat McCrory's Cookies Spurned By Abortion Rights Protesters

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) offered a plate of cookies Tuesday to a group of mostly female demonstrators protesting a new law he signed Monday restricting abortion access.

McCrory went outside the gates of the governor's mansion, cookies in hand, and pointed at protester Jamie Sohn. "'These are for you. God bless you, God bless you, God bless you,'" she quoted him as saying.

The protesters did not appreciate the gesture. They returned the chocolate chip cookies to the gate with a sign that read, "Will take women's health over cookies!"

They also saw the move as sexist, chanting, "Hey Pat, that was rude. You wouldn't give cookies to a dude."

Here is a photo of the protesters, from Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Central North Carolina:

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