Category Archives: TRAP laws

Pro-Choice Signature Ad Packets are ready!

Join us to deliver the Pro-Choice Signature Ad Packets to our legislators at their offices in Raleigh on Monday, 5/23/16.  We run our pro-choice signature ad in Indy Week every year to commemorate the Roe v. Wade anniversary.  Later during the year, we deliver packets including signature ads to our legislators to remind them of the many pro-choice residents of our state.

Members from around NC are delivering NC NOW’s pro-choice signature ad packets to all of our legislators on May 23, 2016. Please join us!  This year our packet includes a letter from NC NOW summarizing anti-choice legislation and the harm that HB 2 does, an article about anti-choice legislation signed into law in 2015, as well as an article about how disastrous HB 2 is for women.

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Roberta Waddle speaking out against HB465 on May 8, 2015, in Fayetteville NC. Part of “Don’t Break Your Promise” tour. Photo Credit: Hannah Osborne

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Rocking She Wins We Win Events – See Pix

We had a rocking press conference and pep rally at the Legislative Building in Raleigh on Thursday, Mar 3, 2016.  Ellie Smeal, President of Feminist Majority, and Terry O’Neill, President of NOW, joined NC women’s rights leaders, and student leaders to share why Hillary Clinton has helped our main issues or inspired us individually.

We included leaders and advocates for access to reproductive health care, civil rights, LGBTQ issues, equal access to education, and more.  We agreed that Hillary’s campaign is the first presidential campaign in history to prioritize feminist issues, and to champion the fact that we cannot close the income gap and build a more robust economy without dealing with injustice based on sex, race, gender identity, ethnicity, and homophobia.
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UNC-CH students speaking
Photo Credit: Sen. McKissick’s Office

The 3 part event included a press conference, a rally, and then a more intimate discussion with Ellie Smeal and Terry O’Neill.  

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Major SCOTUS cases being heard – especially rotten Texas abortion law case

WOMEN’S LIVES MATTER!

More than 100 women lawyers and other women in the legal profession told the US Supreme Court why their abortions mattered on January 6, 2016.  This was done in preparation for a major abortion case that will be heard by the US Supreme Court 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.  

According to “More Than 100 Lawyers Tell The Supreme Court Why Their Abortions Mattered,” 1/1/16, in the Huffington Post,

“Women from virtually every corner of the legal profession told the Supreme Court on Monday why their decisions to seek abortions earlier in life meant the world to who they are today.”

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