As abortion rights shift across the country, educating yourself on the current state of the law is important. Experiencing an unexpected pregnancy can be overwhelming, especially when you have to navigate complex — and rapidly changing — legal and social dynamics to access health care.
Abortion is a normal part of reproductive health care. You have a right to make decisions about your body, and we will help you identify resources to support those decisions.
In June, the NC General Assembly passed a bill banning most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy and adding a multitude of restrictions on abortion prior to 12 weeks. Most parts of the bill went into effect on July 1, 2023. This guide includes updated legal restrictions on abortion in North Carolina.