Stories tagged: "abortion"

North Carolina elected officials met with small-business leaders on Friday at Trophy Brewing in Raleigh. Counterclockwise from left, Ari Medoff, Arosa; Pam Blondin, Deco Raleigh; U.S. Rep. Wiley Nickel; U.S. Rep. Deborah Ross; Kate Charland, Carpenter Development; and Rebecca Couch, Trophy Brewing. (Photo by Michael McElroy/Cardinal and Pine)
NC Abortion Ban Will Hurt the Local Economy, Small Business Leaders Say

At a discussion in Raleigh last week, local business owners warned the ban threatened the state’s economic success.

FILE - Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, May 16, 2023. Hopes were dashed Monday, June 12, for an imminent end to a Senate standoff that has delayed the promotions of more than 200 military officers and could delay the confirmation of President Joe Biden’s pick for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Tuberville has been blocking the nominations to pressure the Defense Department to rescind a policy that reimburses service members who have to travel out of state for abortions and other reproductive care. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
One Republican Senator Is Blocking 265 Military Promotions, Leaving the Marines Without a Confirmed Leader

Sen. Tommy Tuberville's decision means these military officers are not getting the pay raises they’re owed, cannot move their families to wherever they’re going to be stationed next, and cannot enroll their children in new schools.

Hundreds of reproductive-freedom demonstrators gathered for a rally in Raleigh on May 19 to   watch North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper veto the 12-week abortion ban. The legislature overrode the veto the following week. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File)
NC Doctors File Lawsuit Against 12-Week Abortion Ban

While the suit condemns the entirety of the abortion ban, it focuses on vague provisions that make it unclear when exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother would actually be applied.

Graphic by Francesca Daly, Photograph courtesy of Crystina Halcyon
‘More Women Are Going to Die’: NC Women Speak Out Against 12-Week Abortion Ban

“When it comes to the workings of pregnancy and the complications and nuance of all of that, I don't think politicians are any more qualified than a comedian," said Cary resident Crystina Halycon. "These are people's lives that we're playing with.”

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.