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North Carolina Approves Bill Falsely Claiming Abortion Causes Pre-Term Birth (UPDATED)

A bill meant to ban Sharia law has been amended to include multiple abortion restrictions that had been proposed earlier in the year.

A contentious bill that would require health teachers to inform seventh-grade students that abortion—along with smoking, drinking, drug use, and lack of prenatal care—can affect carrying a pregnancy to full term, passed the house and senate Wednesday.

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‘Moral Monday’ Protests Grow in North Carolina, With Support for Women’s Rights Advocates

Each week's Moral Monday protest has a theme, and this Monday activists will focus on labor and economic justice. A key factor will no doubt be the economic impact the GOP's new regressive policies would have on women.

Each week’s Moral Monday protest has a theme, and this Monday activists will focus on labor and economic justice. A key factor will no doubt be the economic impact the GOP’s new regressive policies would have on women.

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Thousands of North Carolinians Protest GOP Overreach at State Capitol

A bill meant to ban Sharia law has been amended to include multiple abortion restrictions that had been proposed earlier in the year.

“Moral Monday” events organized by the North Carolina NAACP and local clergy have brought together thousands of citizens to express growing discontent with the new conservative majority’s focus on tax breaks and handouts for the wealthy at the expense of social services.

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North Carolina to Give Quarter of a Million Dollars in Women’s Health Funding to Deceptive ‘Clinics’

Last week, Planned Parenthood closed two West Texas clinics within a few days of each other, citing its inability to sustain the rural clinics in Texas' anti-reproductive health climate.

The funding, which is usually used to provide medical care and contraceptive coverage for poor and uninsured women who do not qualify for Medicaid, would instead go to an umbrella group for about half of the state’s CPCs.

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T.R.M. Howard: Civil Rights Rabble-Rouser, Abortion Provider

Forty years ago, the March 22, 1973 issue of Jet magazine featured Dr. T.R.M. Howard and a staffer attending a prostrate female patient on its cover, all under a yellow headline: “Legal Abortion: Is it Genocide or Blessing in Disguise?” This remarkable image reportedly depicts preparations for one of the first legal abortions in Illinois (though it could also have been staged).

Just two months after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the Roe v. Wade decision and a week after Illinois OKed the procedure on its soil, Dr. Theodore Roosevelt Mason (or T.R.M.) Howard began performing legal abortions at his Friendship Medical Center in Chicago.

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Charlotte Clinic Closes, Then Opens Right Back Up Again

The Women’s Med Center in Sharonville, Ohio, was ordered to close by the state health department Friday, a decision that advocates are calling politically motivated and that lawyers for the health center plan to appeal.

Clinic operators have informed the health department that the clinic will no longer use methotrexate orally and filed a “quality improvement plan” with the department.

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North Carolina Lawmakers Propose Employer Veto on Birth Control Coverage

I should not have to choose between keeping my job and losing my dignity.

HB 370 would let employers opt out of birth control coverage for employees in company health insurance plans if the employer finds birth control “immoral.”

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North Carolina Senate Passes Bill to Erroneously List Abortion as a Cause of Preterm Birth

A bill meant to ban Sharia law has been amended to include multiple abortion restrictions that had been proposed earlier in the year.

The North Carolina senate voted 38-10 Monday on a bill that will list abortion as one of the causes of preterm labor, despite a lack of medical research supporting the claim.

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Holding Gov. McCrory to His Campaign Promise

New polling by Public Policy Polling shows that Gov. McCrory's total approval rating has dropped 26 percent in five months.

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.

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Two More Anti-Science, Anti-Choice Bills Make Their Way Through the North Carolina Legislature

The Obama administration once again bends over backwards to accommodate "religious institutions" at the expense of religious freedom and public health, with unknown consequences down the line.

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.

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