FILE - Abortion-rights protesters regroup and protest following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022.  Voters in a handful of states will weigh in on abortion in this year’s election in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and left abortion rights to the states.  (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
Post-Roe Abortion Bans Have Led to Devastating Outcomes for Women, Study Finds

Women have suffered through ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, fetal anomalies, and other complications, but have found it difficult to get the care they need due to restrictive abortion bans.

Abortion rights protesters were removed from the House gallery for shouting at lawmakers after they overrode Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the abortion bill on Tuesday, May 16. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
NC GOP Bans Abortion After 12 Weeks and Impose Other Restrictions by Overriding Gov. Cooper’s Veto

"North Carolinians now understand that Republicans are unified in their assault on women’s reproductive freedom and we are energized to fight back," Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement.

North Carolina state Sen. Kandie Smith, a Pitt County Democrat, on the Senate floor in Raleigh, N.C., on May 4 after the chamber voted to approve new abortion restrictions. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
NC Doctors: The Details of the GOP’s Abortion Ban Are Even Worse Than You Think

Republicans’ new 12-week abortion ban will impose unnecessary barriers to care, increase maternal death rates, and further strain the state’s health care system by forcing clinics to close, North Carolina doctors say.

Dr. Alison Stuebe, a North Carolina maternal-fetal medicine doctor, urges state lawmakers to oppose any new abortion restrictions at a news conference outside the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
Op-Ed: North Carolina’s New Abortion Legislation Would Hurt the Wellbeing of Women, Children, and Families

In a guest post, a group of 8 UNC doctors, professors, and researchers highlight the dangerous impact of North Carolina Republicans' new 12-week abortion ban. "The legislation imposes an array of medically unnecessary hurdles ... that make it harder and more expensive for women to get early abortions," the group writes.

A protest against the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case passes by a restaurant on June 24, 2022 in Raleigh, North Carolina.(Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Where the Abortion Ban and 5 Other Key Bills Stand in the North Carolina Legislature

Here’s a look at some of the measures that did or did not pass during the frenzy of last week’s legislative deadline. 

Abortion rights supporters gather at a rally at Bicentennial Plaza put on by Planned Parenthood South Atlantic in response to a bill before the North Carolina Legislature, Wednesday, May 3, 2023, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
NC Republicans Pass a 12-Week Abortion Ban, Impose Other Restrictions on Reproductive Freedom

The bill also makes it more difficult to access care, and implements hugely restrictive regulations on abortion clinics, which could force many of them to close their doors.

Protesters march past the U.S. Capitol following a Planned Parenthood rally in support of abortion access outside the Supreme Court in Washington on April 15. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
What Would a 12-Week Abortion Ban Mean in NC?

All abortion bans are dangerous, a Charlotte doctor told us, so Republican legislators would not get any points for passing a 12-week ban instead of a 6-week or outright ban like in other southern states.