How and why did my choices become a political statement?
For the past decade, anti-abortion lawmakers have needlessly and relentlessly attacked our right to bodily autonomy, and our right to access safe and legal abortion care in North Carolina. These lawmakers have been especially ruthless this session in their attempt to take away the right of all North Carolinians to access an abortion. Access to […]
Weekend humor from Celia Rivenbark: Store closure has me feeling beyond sad
The news was a real gut-punch. I’m sure you felt the same. We will always remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we learned…Bed, Bath & Beyond was going out of business. My first thought was admittedly selfish. I should’ve felt empathy for all the blue-aproned employees who suddenly found themselves […]
What’s behind the Republican attack on accreditation?
If you were going to spend thousands of dollars seeking a college degree, you’d want to be sure to get your money’s worth: knowledge vetted by subject-matter experts; teachers who use the best practices to promote student growth; and a range of experiences that help you discover and develop your potentials. You’d want to avoid […]
Bill to override sheriffs on immigration enforcement is dangerous and undemocratic
What determines who knows best how to keep our communities safe? Is it a mandate from voters to prioritize certain policies? Is it expertise in law enforcement leadership? Over the last four years, voters in each of North Carolina’s counties have expressed their democratic will and selected sheriffs across the state that they trust to […]
UNC experts: Abortion ban proposal is not what sponsors say it is
By Maxine Eichner, Professor, UNC School of Law; Amy Bryant, MD, MSCR; Mimi Chapman, Professor, UNC School of Social Work; Sian Curtis, Professor, UNC School of Public Health; Rebecca Kreitzer, Associate Professor, UNC, Department of Public Policy; Jessica Morse, MD, MPH; Erica Pettigrew, MD, JD, MPH; Alison M. Stuebe, MD, MSc; and Jennifer Tang, MD, MSCR, […]
Five simple reasons Gov. Cooper’s promised abortion bill veto must be sustained
It’s been fifty years now since North Carolina women secured the basic right – if not always the practical ability – to control their own bodies when it comes to deciding whether to carry a pregnancy to term. If Republican legislators in the North Carolina General Assembly get their way, however, that fundamental human right […]
Monday numbers: E.D. meds vs. abortion pills and the hypocrisy in how they’re regulated
Every day, all day, on countless electronic media platforms – but especially on sports radio and TV – American consumers are inundated with commercials for “erectile dysfunction” medications. The ads and their promises of immediate online consultations with physicians and the swift delivery of low-priced pills in “discreet packaging” have become so ubiquitous that many […]