From the North Carolina Democratic Party:
WHAT THE SUPREME COURT'S DRAFT OPINION IN DOBBS V JACKSON WOMEN'S HEALTH ORGANIZATION MEANS FOR NORTH CAROLINA
This draft opinion from conservative justices would be a devastating blow to reproductive rights and Americans’ fundamental freedom to make their own health care decisions.
While Democrats want to protect the right to an abortion and keep these decisions between a woman and her doctor, Republicans have tirelessly prioritized taking away that right, advocating for a dangerous and harmful agenda.
The draft opinion itself is the direct result of Republicans’ unrelenting, decades-long, radical war on health care and the right to choose.
Abortion is currently safe and legal in North Carolina.
While abortion will continue to be legal in North Carolina, the future of abortion rights here in North Carolina depends on our elected officials serving in Raleigh.
Electing Democrats to the General Assembly has never been more important.
We are one bad election away from abortion bans, like the one in Mississippi, getting to Governor Cooper’s desk.
During the recent legislative session, we saw attempts to ban abortion. Legislative Democrats were united voting against abortion restrictions and Governor Cooper vetoed attempts to restrict abortion access.
Already MAGA Republican governors and state legislatures have made clear what overturning Roe would look like — criminalizing abortions, threatening doctors with prison, and dramatically harming communities of color.
Republicans’ MAGA agenda is wildly out of touch and unpopular with the American people.
By about a 2-1 margin, Americans say Roe v. Wade should be upheld.
A Washington Post-ABC poll finds that 75% of people say decisions on abortion should be left to the woman and her doctor, including 95% of Democrats, 81% of independents and 53% of Republicans.
A Gallup poll finds that over 80% of the American public thinks abortion should be legal in at least some circumstances.
We are facing a pivotal moment for abortion access in our country and this November, every Republican will have to answer for their party’s relentless attacks on Americans’ rights.
Let’s be very clear: ending Roe does not end abortions. It ends access to safe and legal abortions for vulnerable communities nationwide.
Ending Roe means as many as 26 states could move quickly to ban abortion – including 13 states with “trigger” laws that could immediately go into effect – leaving tens of millions of Americans without control over their own bodies.
Voters will make their voices heard and Democrats will fight back with everything we have to elect pro-choice leaders at every level of government.
Each of us should be able to control what happens to our body and have the power and freedom to make personal decisions that are best for our lives and circumstances.
Abortion is an essential and common health care service.