We are facing monumental challenges to reproductive freedom.
Since the federal protections of Roe v. Wade were overturned in 2022, reproductive freedom now comes down to advocacy on the state level. The margins are razor-thin in the General Assembly, and anti-abortion legislators have already managed to pass bills restricting abortion. It will take all of us to maintain and secure abortion rights in our state.
During this tumultuous time, many are confused and scared about how the current political landscape will impact their current or future access to abortion. We want to answer all your questions and ensure that you have all the information you need to access abortion.
You may also be wondering how you can get involved with reproductive advocacy and help protect abortion access in our state. We have some tools to help you engage in the work being done on the ground to protect abortion access in North Carolina.
This guide is a comprehensive collection of information, resources, and action items for abortion in NC.
In June 2023, 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. According to the Guttmacher Institute, facility-based abortions declined by 31% in the month after these provisions started.
This guide includes up-to-date 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.