For the first time in 50 years, North Carolina legislators have the opportunity to save tens of thousands of pre-born babies annually from abortion violence, to protect women, and to provide life-saving alternatives to the brave mothers who choose life.
Two options have been floated by the General Assembly. The first is a Heartbeat Act that would protect unborn babies from abortion at the point a heart beat is detected (6-weeks). The other is a bill to protect unborn babies starting at 13-weeks, when babies’ pain receptors are starting to develop.
Based on 2020 data from the Department of Health and Human Services, a 13-week bill will save only 13% of the unborn babies currently being aborted, while a heartbeat bill will save 86% of those babies. That’s a difference of 21,902 lives. For decades, Republicans have campaigned on being pro-life. Being pro-life is easy when you can’t really do anything because of Roe v. Wade. But now saving all unborn lives from abortion is a real possibility.