It’s been 48 years since the Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal in this country. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) was a huge advocate for women, but “she was not that fond of Roe v. Wade as a decision,” because she believed the landmark ruling was too sweeping and vulnerable to attacks, according to Professor Mary Hartnett, who co-authored a biography of RBG. RBG, who passed away on September 18, 2020, was the focus of our pro-choice signature ad this year. RBG was right! Legal abortion has been under attack since it was legalized in 1973, and those attacks have ramped up in North Carolina since 2011.
Wondering about the future of abortion access in NC? Anti-abortion lawmakers dominate the legislative leadership and the Supreme Court of the United States. What happens in NC if Roe falls? What other options do we have? How can we help get access to other options? NOW chapters had a panel of experts via Zoom on January 27th, and you can watch it any time at the link in this post.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) always took an uncompromising stand for women’s reproductive rights. Today more than ever, what Ginsburg called a woman’s right not to be “treated as less than a fully adult human” is in jeopardy. As you are reading this, soon to be former President Trump’s dream Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is hard at work trying to take away our right to choose. See “Supreme Court OKs White House Request To Limit Abortion Pill Access During Pandemic,” 1/13/21, NPR. One thing to do is sign on to the annual NC NOW ad supporting Roe v Wade, in the Indy weekly. Another is to pressure the Biden Administration to fix this as soon as possible.
Incredible and surprising great news from the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on the June Medical Services v. Russo case from Louisiana. SCOTUS should not have even heard this case. But with a majority of conservatives on board – they did. Between the unnecessary admitting privileges change and Louisiana’s request to take away the ability for abortion providers to sue on behalf of their patients, as they’ve been doing for decades, this could have been really devastating.
Summary of “Stop Endangering Women’s Lives” event on 9/10/19, with agenda, speakers and topics. The 138th consecutive Tuesdays With Tillis rally included speakers from NC National Organization of Women, NARAL Pro-Choice NC, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Action NC, and MomsRisingNC. Our emcee was a Tuesdays With Tillis organizer.
“Birthright: A War Story” is another great documentary on reproductive health care, but this one shows both sides of the war on women’s reproductive rights in America.
Take a look at the pro-choice signature ad packet that NC NOW delivers to all NC Legislators. This year’s letter talks about anti-choice legislation in 2015 and about how HB 2 is disastrous for women.
Summary of the She Wins We Win 3 part event (3/3/16) with pictures and links to some speeches. And a great time was had by all!
SCOTUS to hear major abortion case in March involving a Texas law that imposes TRAP law requirements on abortion clinics. This case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, is seen as a serious threat to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal.