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Reproductive Rights

Long-awaited sexual assault bill finally clears the General Assembly

By admin / November 5, 2019

At long last, North Carolina is no longer the only state in the country where a woman cannot revoke consent to have sex once sex has begun. After years of NCGA leaders killing bills to update North Carolina’s sexual assault laws, the legislation finally made it to Gov. Cooper’s desk last week. Before this law was passed, if…

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A third of female undergraduate UNC students reported sexual assault, survey found

By admin / October 22, 2019

A new study has found that nearly half of women who have been studying at UNC-Chapel Hill for four or more years say they have been sexually assaulted that is at a four-year level or higher. This survey also stated that more than a third of all female undergraduate UNC students reported being sexually assaulted as well.…

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News & Observer: A third of female undergraduate UNC students reported sexual assault, survey found

By admin / October 13, 2019

A new study has found that nearly half of women who have been studying at UNC-Chapel Hill for four or more years say they have been sexually assaulted that is at a four-year level or higher. This survey also stated that more than a third of all female undergraduate UNC students reported being sexually assaulted as well.…

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Ms: Charlotte Passes Noise Restriction, Improving Abortion Clinic Access and Protecting Patients

By admin / July 23, 2019

A huge victory for abortion rights activists in Charlotte was years in the making. A step forward in this important fight for abortion access. From Ms. Magazine: The quiet buffer zone noise ordinance passed by the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina, prohibits the use of loudspeakers, bull-horns and megaphones within 150 feet of medical facilities,…

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Rewire: An Anti-Choice Group Misspent $50,000 on Religious Material. North Carolina Wants to Give It $400,000 More.

By admin / July 12, 2019

The Anti-abortion group that runs the dubious “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” in North Carolina used tens of thousands of dollars on the printing of illegal religious rhetoric pamphlets.  Instead of receiving any consequences for their unconstitutional actions the Republican-led General Assembly wants to give them $400K more in funds. From Rewire: Last year, Rewire.News revealed that…

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Budget would quadruple funding for anti-choice fake pregnancy clinics

By admin / June 25, 2019

In addition to throwing schools and low-income families under the bus, the GOP budget awards more than $1.2 million to fake clinics designed to deceive pregnant people. Although Raleigh politicians claim not to have enough money for textbooks or school nurses, they appear to have ample funds for Christian-based conservative clinics that do little other…

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Cooper & pro-choice champions beat back deceptive anti-abortion bill and NC-GOP’s shameful political stunts

By admin / June 11, 2019

The deceptive so-called “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” has been defeated once and for all, even though House Speaker Tim Moore tried to postpone the veto override vote at least NINE times. He wanted to sneak in a vote when pro-choice champions like Rep. Sydney Batch of Wake County, who is currently recovering from breast cancer treatment, were not…

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Public News Service – Study: Black Women May Be Most Affected by NC Abortion Restrictions

By admin / June 4, 2019

In North Carolina, the number of people without access to health care is disproportionately women of color. Without this access, it is very difficult for these women to obtain expensive contraceptive medication. Because North Carolina lawmakers refuse to expand Medicaid, contraception and prenatal care are nearly impossible for lower-income women. North Carolina already has one of the…

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NC General Assembly stoops to new low in latest attack on women’s right to an abortion

By admin / May 28, 2019

The NC House of Representatives do not have the votes to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of SB 359, the so-called “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” when all House members are present. So they have placed the bill on the voting calendar and then postponed it ten times in hopes of finding a moment when enough pro-choice champions…

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Cooper vetoes bad-faith “Born Alive” bill

By admin / April 23, 2019

Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed the latest Republican abortion bill, another attack on health care using sensationalist claims not based in science. Although the GOP no longer has super-majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly, they may still be able to scrape up the two-thirds majority necessary to overturn the veto. No matter what happens, one…

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