Reproductive Rights

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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Rewire: An Anti-Choice Group Misspent $50,000 on Religious Material. North Carolina Wants to Give It $400,000 More.

By Eleanore Wood / July 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Rewire: An Anti-Choice Group Misspent $50,000 on Religious Material. North Carolina Wants to Give It $400,000 More.

The Anti-abortion group that runs the dubious “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” in North Carolina used tens of thousands of dollars on the printing of illegal religious rhetoric pamphlets.  Instead of receiving any consequences for their unconstitutional actions the Republican-led General Assembly wants to give them $400K more in funds. From Rewire: Last year, Rewire.News revealed that…

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Rewire: An Anti-Choice Group Misspent $50,000 on Religious Material. North Carolina Wants to Give It $400,000 More.

By Eleanore Wood / July 12, 2019 / Comments Off on Rewire: An Anti-Choice Group Misspent $50,000 on Religious Material. North Carolina Wants to Give It $400,000 More.

The Anti-abortion group that runs the dubious “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” in North Carolina used tens of thousands of dollars on the printing of illegal religious rhetoric pamphlets.  Instead of receiving any consequences for their unconstitutional actions the Republican-led General Assembly wants to give them $400K more in funds. From Rewire: Last year, Rewire.News revealed that…

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Budget would quadruple funding for anti-choice fake pregnancy clinics

By Eleanore Wood / June 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Budget would quadruple funding for anti-choice fake pregnancy clinics

In addition to throwing schools and low-income families under the bus, the GOP budget awards more than $1.2 million to fake clinics designed to deceive pregnant people. Although Raleigh politicians claim not to have enough money for textbooks or school nurses, they appear to have ample funds for Christian-based conservative clinics that do little other…

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Cooper & pro-choice champions beat back deceptive anti-abortion bill and NC-GOP’s shameful political stunts

By Eleanore Wood / June 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Cooper & pro-choice champions beat back deceptive anti-abortion bill and NC-GOP’s shameful political stunts

The deceptive so-called “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” has been defeated once and for all, even though House Speaker Tim Moore tried to postpone the veto override vote at least NINE times. He wanted to sneak in a vote when pro-choice champions like Rep. Sydney Batch of Wake County, who is currently recovering from breast cancer treatment, were not…

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Public News Service – Study: Black Women May Be Most Affected by NC Abortion Restrictions

By Eleanore Wood / June 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Public News Service – Study: Black Women May Be Most Affected by NC Abortion Restrictions

In North Carolina, the number of people without access to health care is disproportionately women of color. Without this access, it is very difficult for these women to obtain expensive contraceptive medication. Because North Carolina lawmakers refuse to expand Medicaid, contraception and prenatal care are nearly impossible for lower-income women. North Carolina already has one of the…

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NC General Assembly stoops to new low in latest attack on women’s right to an abortion

By Eleanore Wood / May 28, 2019 / Comments Off on NC General Assembly stoops to new low in latest attack on women’s right to an abortion

The NC House of Representatives do not have the votes to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of SB 359, the so-called “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” when all House members are present. So they have placed the bill on the voting calendar and then postponed it ten times in hopes of finding a moment when enough pro-choice champions…

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Handful of Democrats stand with GOP on bad-faith “born alive” bill

By Eleanore Wood / April 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Handful of Democrats stand with GOP on bad-faith “born alive” bill

Even though Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed the latest Republican abortion bill, a handful of North Carolina Democrats are standing with the NCGOP in support of this bad-faith attack on health care. Reps. Garland Pierce and Charles Graham have said they would vote to overturn Cooper’s veto. Sen. Ben Clark, who originally supported the legislation, said he…

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