Abortion in NC: What You Need to Know

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Abortion is still legal in North Carolina.

While other states have trigger laws, or laws that have gone into effect now that Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortion will remain legal in NC unless the state legislature or a federal court takes action. Protecting abortion access will come down to advocacy on the state level. If anti-abortion politicians can regain a supermajority in the General Assembly this November, Governor Cooper will not be able to stop them from passing abortion restrictions. The future of abortion access in NC is on the line in 2022.

During this tumultuous time, you may be wondering how this will impact your current or future abortion access. You may also be wondering how you can get involved with reproductive advocacy and help protect abortion access in our state. This guide is a comprehensive collection of information, resources, and action items for abortion in NC. Whether you need an abortion now, you’re planning for your future, or you want to support the movement, this guide has you covered.  

Abortion is a normal part of reproductive health care. No one should be forced to carry a pregnancy against their will. We are here to help, and we won’t back down.  

Accessing Abortion Care

As abortion rights shift across the country, planning for when you may need to have an abortion can be helpful. Experiencing an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy can be overwhelming, especially when you have to navigate complex legal and social dynamics to access health care. Whether you’re planning in case you need an abortion, or you’re looking to access abortion now, this guide will help you through each step of the process. 

You have a right to make informed decisions about your body, and we will help you identify resources to support those decisions. 

View the full guide on abortion access here.

Advocating for Abortion Access in NC

If there’s one thing we’ve learned this year, it’s that we cannot rely on the federal government to protect our right to abortion. We must work within our state to ensure that people can continue to access abortion services in North Carolina in a post-Roe world.  

There is strength in community. We have a responsibility to our fellow North Carolinians to fight for our abortion rights. Together, we can take steps to protect access to abortion for all.  

View the full guide on abortion advocacy here.