Rep. Ashton Wheeler Clemmons discusses the rushed process for SB20 and the impact on young girls

By: - May 15, 2023 5:54 am

When most people think about legislators writing, debating, and enacting new state laws, most envision solemn and deliberate proceedings chock-full of  parliamentary procedure and lengthy committee hearings featuring an array of witnesses, experts and amendments.

Unfortunately, that’s not how it usually works in Raleigh. And that was especially the case recently when lawmakers rushed through a restrictive new abortion ban.

As State Rep. Ashton Wheeler Clemmons of Guilford County told NC Newsline last week, the lengthy and complex new legislation went from being unveiled to the Governor’s desk in just hours – and that’s a fact that has left her deeply frustrated and deeply worried about the wellbeing of young women and girls who are likely to be the ones most impacted.

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Clayton Henkel
Clayton Henkel

Communications Coordinator Clayton Henkel manages the NC Newsline website and daily newsletter, while also producing daily audio commentaries and the weekly News and Views radio program/podcast.