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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

RALEIGH, N.C. - In a victory for people seeking abortion care, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision to strike down an abortion ban. The law banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except in narrowly defined instances of medical emergency.

June 16, 2021

ACLU of NC Urges Gov. Cooper to Veto Anti-Abortion Legislation

“HB 453 flies in the face of racial justice and disability rights and casts a person’s reproductive decisions as discrimination to stigmatize abortion. This legislation presents an unconstitutional ban on abortions before viability and limits people’s access to care based on the government’s...

June 10, 2021

Andrew Brown Jr. - ACLU of NC Statement on the System Working As Designed

“The decision not to bring charges against those who killed Andrew Brown Jr. is a sign that the system is working as it was designed to. These cases of state-sanctioned murder are not anomalies. They are business as usual. Until we have radically changed the many ways the criminal legal system...

May 18, 2021

ACLU Statement on the House Passage of HB 805, Anti-Protester Legislation

RALEIGH, N.C. - Earlier today, the N.C. House of Representatives passed HB 805, a measure that would impose harsh penalties for protesters who are charged with “rioting.” The ACLU of North Carolina opposed the bill as it quickly moved through the House over the past week. 

May 10, 2021