It’s been almost two months since the Women’s March drew a half million protesters to Washington, an estimated 30,000 people to a sister rally in downtown Raleigh, and people to 12 more marches around NC that same day. The question on everyone’s mind – including the News & Observer is – “What next?”
Photo Credit: Carly Jones
At the James B Hunt Library at NC State University, four of the organizers of the Women’s March on Raleigh were asked to sit on a panel to answer questions from the N & O, as well as ABC11 and an audience of about 100+ people. Panelists were
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Tagged education, Equal Rights Amendment, immigration, medicaid expansion, reproductive rights
We are screening ‘Trapped’ on Friday, May 6, at 7pm at WorkPlace Options (WPO), 2912 Highwoods Blvd, in Raleigh. Filmmaker Dawn Porter examines how abortion laws affect doctors, patients and clinics in different states.
Trapped is about TRAP laws – the Targetted Regulation of Abortion Providers. TRAP laws provide other ways to financially handicap and often close women’s clinics.
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Tagged abortion, birth control, doctors in danger, Rape, reproductive rights, women
Time to be inspired! Join us at our 2016 Roe event, Inspiration for Roe.
Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh NOW are screening the film Vessel, and discussing Dr. Rebecca Gomperts’ efforts to bring attention to women’s reproductive rights in countries where these rights are illegal and where informational websites are censored.
Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Place: Chapel Hill Friends Meeting House,
Questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 321-663-8598
RSVP: email email@example.com, call 321-663-8598
Get tickets via eventbrite, print a Vessel Roe Event Flier to share and see updates (or advertise in the program) at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/events/.
Find the event on facebook at Inspiration for Roe on Facebook.
Brought to you by the
Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham chapters of NOW, the
National Organization for Women.
NC NOW’s eighteenth and nineteenth legislative updates are available for members. These are the June 13 and June 6 Legislative Updates. All updates include a list of bills that NC NOW is tracking. Here is a summary of the summary 😉
In the June 13 legislative update we talk about the House override of Governor McCrory’s veto of SB2 – you should read how it was done. You can also read about the Senate’s harmful tax changes to House Bill 117, supposed to be an economic development bill. However, the Senate gutted it in June so they could give modest gains away as tax cuts to wealthy and corporations. Robbing from the poor and middle class to give to the rich. Again.
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Tagged abortion, bad law, Economy, health, ncga interference, reproductive rights, waiting period, women
The Senate has rewritten this anti-abortion bill and changed its title to “Women and Children’s Protection Act of 2015” to make it sound innocent. It is not – this bill has all the problems from edition 2 plus more snuck in on top. The previous title was “72 Hours Informed Consent by Person or Phone,” and HB465 went to the Senate as a bill that placed new restrictions on abortion. In particular, it did and still does
- triple the forced waiting period from 24 to 72 hours
- track doctors for performing abortions
- force doctors to send women’s personal medical records to the state to track (to Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS).
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Tagged abortion, bad law, ncga interference, reproductive rights, safety, waiting period, women, women's rights