Reproductive Rights Are Human Rights

In 1973 the landmark decision made by The US Supreme Court made it clear that U.S. citizens have the right to autonomously decide to reproduce and have reproductive health. We believe this includes an individual's right to plan a family, terminate a pregnancy, use contraceptives, learn about sex education in public schools, and gain access to reproductive health services free of harassment and fear of repercussion.

Over a decade later we are still fighting this fight as lawmakers and extremist groups continue to try to take away these fundamental rights. Women must have control over their own bodies, and we must continue to fight prohibitive legislation and extremists to allow all woman to keep their autonomy.

"No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body."

—Margaret Sanger

What's Happening in NC

In NC we've seen a number of anti-abortion restrictions passed into law of the last few years. NC already has a 20 week abortion ban, and in 2015, politicians further limited the exceptions to that ban. Politicians also passed a 72-hour waiting period bill, which severely restricts abortion access for those women who live in rural communities, where they might be hours from the nearest provider. With Trump's election and the prospect of a new Supreme Court Justice, we expect politicians in NC to redouble their efforts to restrict access to abortion, perhaps even passing a law that will serve as a test case to overturn Roe v. Wade.