Despite what the media wants you to believe, North Carolina’s pro-life bill prohibiting most abortions after 12 weeks remains in force.
In the case, Planned Parenthood of the South Atlantic v. Stein, the federal court temporarily enjoined only two provisions—one which requires the doctor to determine the probable location of the unborn baby before an abortion and a second which requires that abortions that are performed after 12 weeks (for rape/incest, life of the mother or a life-limiting anomaly) be performed in a hospital.
That decision by the Federal District Court is subject to appeal.
Notably, the pro-abortion lobby opposes every single safety protection for women they claim to champion. They oppose in-person counseling and true informed consent. They oppose waiting periods. They oppose annual clinic certification. They oppose a doctor’s examination and in-person oversight of the woman when she takes the first abortion pill.
All these provisions remain in effect in North Carolina.
The law also helps to protect the second life often forgotten in the abortion debate—the life of the baby. Although we did not succeed in protecting babies after six weeks, the law moved the limit on abortions from 20 weeks to 12. It also prohibits eugenics-style abortions and requires that assistance be provided to a child who survives abortion.
NC Values Coalition will continue efforts to extend further protections for the unborn and to support mothers who choose life for their child.
NC Values will continue efforts to extend further protections for the unborn and to support mothers who choose life for their child. If you support our work doing just that, would you consider making a needed one-time or monthly donation towards our work in North Carolina?
Tami & Team,
PS: We hope you consider virtually joining us, our keynote speaker Riley Gaines, and many others for tonight’s Celebration of NC Values Livestream event. Livestream begins at 6:50pm, and can be watched at ncvalues.org/live, and our Facebook page.