As anti-choice bills fly through the legislature, we are counting on Gov. McCrory to stand up to the anti-choice leadership in the legislature and make good on his campaign promise to not support any new restrictions on abortion access.
A bill that would curb minors’ access to certain medical procedures has gone back to committee, but the North Carolina legislature remains intent on codifying anti-choice ideology.
The North Carolina legislature would rather see teens face unplanned pregnancies, untreated STIs, and chemical dependency issues than allow them to receive any form of health care without a parent’s approval.
The sponsor of the ban on alleged gender-selection abortions is no stranger to abortion restrictions.
Advocates predict that Gov. McCrory may “[keep] his word in a literal sense, while absolutely scamming North Carolina voters in every other sense.”
Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.
The governor promised he would not sign any new abortion restrictions. Will he keep his word?
School children will learn that abortion causes preterm birth if a new bill becomes law.
When I stumbled into the world of politics and policy after law school I was surprised to see the dearth of women. In particular, there was lack of African American and multiracial women in elected office or even working on the issues that affected women and minorities the most.
First, one city. Maybe later the whole state?