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Report: Abortions up nationwide post-Dobbs, soared in some states

BY: - October 25, 2023

The number of abortions nationwide increased in the year since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, with abortions surging in states including Oregon that don’t limit the procedure, and North Carolina where abortion care has remained available, according to a report released Tuesday. The WeCount report, backed by the Colorado-based Society of Family Planning, […]

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Attacks on LGBTQ rights and reproductive freedom are from the same cynical playbook

BY: - July 24, 2023

When the Dobbs decision came down last June, overturning nearly 50 years of legal precedent and taking away a previously established right, our partners in the LGBTQ+ community were standing shoulder to shoulder with us to protest the ruling. Together, we mourned this loss and braced for the intense and escalating backlash against bodily autonomy […]

Pro Choice North Carolina director Tara Romano on the rollout of NC’s restrictive new abortion law

BY: - July 24, 2023

North Carolina’s new and restrictive abortion law took effect July first and it bans almost all abortions after 12 weeks gestation and imposes enormous new burdens on women and healthcare providers from the moment of conception. In an effort to further understand the impact the new law has had since it was implemented, NC Newsline […]

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Defense bill that targets abortion access, trans health, racial equity passes U.S. House

BY: - July 15, 2023

The U.S. House approved Friday an annual defense authorization bill loaded with GOP rollbacks of Pentagon policies on abortion and transgender health care, as well as efforts to boost racial equity. Republican amendments targeting social policy issues turned a typically bipartisan measure preserving the nation’s military security into another front for the culture wars, similar […]

Dr. Rebecca Kreitzer discusses NC’s new abortion law and the impact on state politics

BY: - May 29, 2023

Now that the governor’s veto has been overridden, a multitude of new restrictions related to abortion go into effect in North Carolina on July 1st.  While the bill (SB 20) has been widely characterized as a 12-week ban, a closer look at the details of the new and complex law makes clear that it goes […]

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After the act, SB 20: Reflections on North Carolina’s new abortion ban

BY: - May 23, 2023

After the sun set on May 16, 2023, the North Carolina General Assembly completed their override of the Governor’s veto of a bill that will now dramatically restrict reproductive rights in our state. Before all that happened, the Council and our allies co-authored a letter to every member of the General Assembly asking them to […]

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Appeals court judges embrace anti-abortion speculation

BY: and - May 19, 2023

America’s major medical institutions and drug policy scholars have roundly denounced as “pseudoscience” many of the claims brought by anti-abortion groups in a high-profile federal lawsuit asking the Food and Drug Administration to revoke its 23-year-old approval of mifepristone, one half of a two-drug regimen that has become the most common form of pregnancy termination […]

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How and why did my choices become a political statement?

BY: and - May 13, 2023

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 […]

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Monday numbers: E.D. meds vs. abortion pills and the hypocrisy in how they’re regulated

BY: - May 8, 2023

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 […]

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From credit card restrictions to wastewater: What abortion foes have been up to since Dobbs leaked

BY: - May 4, 2023

[Editor’s note: This week’s actions by the Republican majority in the North Carolina General Assembly to pass legislation that would dramatically restrict abortion rights comes one year after word first leaked from the U.S. Supreme Court that it would reverse the half-century-old Roe v. Wade decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health […]

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Some could use support after abortion. But quality care can be hard to find.

BY: - April 29, 2023

Alex D. turned 23 on the day the U.S. Supreme Court released the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. She was visiting the Omaha Zoo in Nebraska on vacation, riding the chairlift over the rhino exhibit when she saw the news alert on her phone. She was also eight weeks pregnant and needed an abortion. […]