Abortion in North Carolina

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Abortion is still legal in North Carolina.

Protecting abortion access will now come down to advocacy on the state level. The margins are razor-thin in the General Assembly, and anti-abortion legislators are actively trying to pass bills restricting abortion. 

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.  

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.

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 in North Carolina

Everything you need to know to get an abortion in North Carolina.

Abortion Access in NC

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. 

Become an Abortion Advocate

Some tools and advice on advocating for abortion rights in North Carolina.

Abortion Advocacy 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. 

Don't Ban Equality

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Abortion Bans are Bad for Business

We're asking NC-based businesses to sign on to our letter urging state legislators not to pass legislation limiting abortion access and LGBTQ rights.