Reproductive Rights

If Republicans love states’ rights so much, they should put abortion on the ballot

By Patrick Zarcone / September 9, 2022 / Comments Off on If Republicans love states’ rights so much, they should put abortion on the ballot

A recent poll showed that “Americans overwhelmingly would like to be able to vote on an abortion measure on their state ballot.” The poll also revealed that Americans, by an almost 2-to-1 margin, would vote in favor of making abortion legal.

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US House votes to restore abortion rights

By Patrick Zarcone / July 22, 2022 / Comments Off on US House votes to restore abortion rights

U.S. House Democrats have pushed forth a bill to restore abortion rights nationwide following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Governor Roy Cooper, and local leaders fight for North Carolinians reproductive freedom

By Alanna Joyner / July 7, 2022 / Comments Off on Governor Roy Cooper, and local leaders fight for North Carolinians reproductive freedom

Across the country, extremist Republican politicians are increasingly proposing and enacting bans on abortions following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Amid Republican politician’s campaign to strip away reproductive health care access from millions, several states are passing measures to defend the right to reproductive freedom.Through an executive order signed by Governor…

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

By Alanna Joyner / June 29, 2022 / Comments Off on Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Last week’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade will usher in a United States not seen in half a century, with Americans no longer having the constitutional right to control their own reproductive choices.  In a 5-4 vote, powered by its conservative majority, the high court stripped away a well established fundamental right for…

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New poll finds a majority of Americans want abortion laws to remain the same

By Alanna Joyner / June 22, 2022 / Comments Off on New poll finds a majority of Americans want abortion laws to remain the same

A recent national poll found that 61 percent of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases. The Pew Research Center survey also found that a majority of Americans believe that “the decision about whether to have an abortion should belong solely to the pregnant woman”. The findings come weeks after…

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North Carolina communities and advocates push for change amid Roe V. Wade opinion

By Alanna Joyner / May 11, 2022 / Comments Off on North Carolina communities and advocates push for change amid Roe V. Wade opinion

While the draft from the Supreme Court to dismantle the fundamental right to abortion was a shock to millions of Americans, advocates around the nation have been sounding the alarm for months. In North Carolina, advocates have been seeing the writing on the wall for years, and understand the importance of protecting reproductive health for…

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Communities across the nation protest amid Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe V. Wade

By Eleanore Wood / May 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Communities across the nation protest amid Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe V. Wade

A draft opinion, revealing that the Supreme Court plans to dismantle the fundamental right to abortion and overturn nearly 50 years of precedent, has been met with a wave of protests across the country.  The draft, which was published by Politico on Monday, is not final but has prompted communities, activists, lawmakers and governors, including…

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Health care professionals condemn proposed abortion ban in open letter to legislative leaders

By Alanna Joyner / May 14, 2021 / Comments Off on Health care professionals condemn proposed abortion ban in open letter to legislative leaders

Last week, the North Carolina General Assembly has fast tracked two intentionally inflammatory anti-abortion bills — House Bill 453 and Senate Bill 405, which aims to further restrict abortion rights in the state.  If enacted, House Bill 453, would prevent a person from obtaining an abortion based on the presumed race of the fetus or…

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NC Policy Watch: Reproductive freedom is in the cross-hairs this week at the Supreme Court

By Alanna Joyner / March 3, 2020 / Comments Off on NC Policy Watch: Reproductive freedom is in the cross-hairs this week at the Supreme Court

Wednesday will be an important day for reproductive rights, as the Supreme Court hears its first abortion case with Gorsuch and Kavanaugh on the court.  Trump’s two handpicked nominees will be deciding on the state of Louisiana’s case, June Medical Services v. Russo, which has the potential to shape abortion access in Louisiana and perhaps…

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Ms: Charlotte Passes Noise Restriction, Improving Abortion Clinic Access and Protecting Patients

By Eleanore Wood / July 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Ms: Charlotte Passes Noise Restriction, Improving Abortion Clinic Access and Protecting Patients

A huge victory for abortion rights activists in Charlotte was years in the making. A step forward in this important fight for abortion access. From Ms. Magazine: The quiet buffer zone noise ordinance passed by the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina, prohibits the use of loudspeakers, bull-horns and megaphones within 150 feet of medical facilities,…

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