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North Carolina Abortion

Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Ultrasound Law

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

A federal appeals court declared as unconstitutional on Monday a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show a woman an ultrasound and des...

Controversial North Carolina Abortion Law Struck Down

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge in North Carolina says a state law requiring women who want an abortion to have an ultrasound and then have ...

Laura Bassett

The 9 Worst States For Reproductive Rights In 2013 | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

While 2011 went down in history as the worst year for women's reproductive rights, 2013 has officially become the second worst, as Republican state la...

Women and North Carolina GOP Lose Upon Implementation of New State Abortion Restrictions

Mark Kleinschmidt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark Kleinschmidt

Today North Carolina's new oppressive anti-choice law goes into effect and no North Carolina woman is safer or healthier because of it. But the biggest loser of all may be North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, who violated a clear campaign promise when he signed the legislation into law.

Rosemary's Baby and the Politics of Women's Bodies

W. Scott Poole | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
W. Scott Poole

Rosemary's demonic rape provides only the most violent example of how her body becomes imprisoned by the world her husband and malefic neighbors craft for her. Unfortunately, Polanski's vision of patriarchal romance is actually back in style.

'Come On, Rich Liberals, Pony Up!'

Posted 08.03.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher devoted his final "new rule" rant to the insanity going on in North Carolina, a state that had been trending blue until a certain wealthy c...

State Closes 3 Abortion Clinics In 3 Months

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's health agency has closed three abortion clinics in three months for violating health and safety regulations that pre...

Abortion Politics

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

It would seem that Republicans would want to adopt strategies that would strengthen their appeal to women -- particularly young women, a group they lost overwhelmingly. But instead they've pursued their war on abortion rights with undiminished vigor.

State To Close Critical Abortion Clinic

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

FemCare, said to be the only North Carolina abortion clinic to remain open following the recent passage of a controversial abortion bill, had its lice...

Governor Signs State's Controversial Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a restrictive anti-abortion bill into law, CNN reported on Monday. The bill first passed the state's Sen...

State Senate Passes Restrictive Bill

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's Republican-led Legislature has approved new abortion rules that backers say will make the procedure safer, but that ...

Amanda Terkel

Bikers Pushed Aside As Anti-Abortion Forces Take Over NC Motorcycle Safety Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the North Carolina state Senate unanimously passed SB 353 on April 8, it was a good day for motorcycle safety advocates. The bill w...

Amanda Terkel

NC Governor Would Sign Motorcycle Abortion Bill, Breaking 2012 Campaign Promise | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) said he would sign into law a controversial anti-abortion bill if it reaches his desk, despite a 201...

GOP Gov To Sign Abortion Bill

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's governor says he will sign a new version of a bill that raises standards for abortion clinics into law if it reaches...

Amanda Terkel

North Carolina Abortion Bill Passes State House | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled North Carolina House pushed through anti-abortion legislation on Thursday, using as their vehicle a motorcycle...

Amanda Terkel

North Carolina Motorcycle Abortion Bill Set To Get Full House Vote | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The North Carolina House is set to vote on a controversial anti-abortion bill on Thursday, one day after its provisions were attached to...

Amanda Terkel

NC GOP Turns Motorcycle Safety Bill Into Abortion Bill With No Public Notice | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Carolina House Republicans are pushing legislation that would restrict abortion access, attaching the measure to an unrelated moto...

Abortion Measure Snuck In By GOP Hits Snag

Reuters | Marti Maguire | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C., July 9 (Reuters) - Proposed new safety standards on abortion clinics in North Carolina hit a snag on Tuesday after Republican lawmake...

Why I Got Arrested for Women's Health

Janet Colm | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Janet Colm

All these issues are connected -- education, health care, prenatal care, unemployment benefits, support for domestic violence services, early education, voting rights -- and access to birth control, accurate sex education, and abortion. This is how we make our state better.

Another State Seeks Tighter Abortion Clinic Rules

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

By Karen Brooks July 3 (Reuters) - Stricter rules for abortion clinics were approved by the North Carolina Senate on Wednesday, adding...

Laura Bassett

Harsh Anti-Abortion Bill Advances Despite GOP Governor's Rebuke | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

The North Carolina state Senate quickly voted Wednesday to pass a package of anti-abortion amendments attached to a bill that would ban Sharia law, de...

State Senate Votes On Restrictive Abortion Measure Tacked On To Anti-Sharia Bill

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

North Carolina's state Senate voted Tuesday to pass a second reading of a measure placing tougher restrictions on abortion after Republicans in the le...

Contentious Abortion Measures May Drive Wedge In GOP

Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

Abortion-rights advocates and political observers say a series of measures in the North Carolina General Assembly adding new restrictions for the proc...

Judge Halts Part Of Controversial Abortion Law

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge blocked part of North Carolina's new abortion law Tuesday, ruling providers do not have to place an ultrasound i...

Laura Bassett

North Carolina House Votes To Force Ultrasound Bill Into Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

North Carolina lawmakers voted on Tuesday to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a mandatory ultrasound bill that forces abortion doctors to say certai...