Wrongness of CPCs in State Budget – LTEs and Op-Eds

Raleigh NOW did an action at their August meeting to write LTEs on inappropriateness of taxpayer money going to crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), which are also known as anti-abortion clinics and fake clinics. Some of these were written when the Senate’s state budget was available, allocating $4 million to CPCs and anti-abortion organizations. Later, it came out that the NC House was allocating $9 million to CPCs and anti-abortion organizations!! Both should be allocating NOTHING. Others are writing about this too. If you write something, please email it to me or post here, whether it gets published or not.

De Pas: Shocked To Learn My Tax Dollars Going to Anti-Abortion CPCs

What happened to “separation of church and state”? I was shocked to learn that my NC tax dollars are being used to support anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers (“CPCs”) in the House version of the state budget for $9 million. The mission of these CPCs is to eradicate abortion as an option for pregnant women.

Maddox: State Budget Gifts CPCs and Starves Public Education

LTE on wrong NC state budget priorities – continuing to cheat teachers of decent pay while funneling millions to anti-abortion clinics.

Take action against outrageous CPC allocations in NC Budgets

So far there has been little to no media coverage of the millions of dollars of taxpayer money that both Senate and House budgets are allocating for crisis pregnancy centers, CPCs. The amount of money allocated for these fake clinics keeps going up. For the 2021/2022 budget, the Senate proposed $4 million to CPCs, andContinue reading “Take action against outrageous CPC allocations in NC Budgets”

Citizens Deserve Input on State Budget, 2021

Kathy Greggs, a US Army combat veteran from Fayetteville, went to the Legislature to speak to the state House Appropriations Committee for Health and Human Services to urge lawmakers to expand Medicaid, expand workers’ rights, and pass affordable housing protections. Although Greggs and others were able to sign up to speak, they were told they couldn’t speak. Greggs didn’t accept that. Here is what happened.

North Carolina NOW Legislative Update – 12 July 2021

The budget process is finally moving forward. The Senate has passed its budget and will send it to the House. The House will then pass its budget. Finally, a conference committee will be appointed that will iron out the differences and send the result to the governor, who will either sign it or veto it. Governor Cooper has already denounced the Senate budget in a great tweet. To add insult to injury, the Senate is all but inviting a veto by Governor Cooper by including non-budget-related provisions in their budget bill that limit the governor’s powers during a state of emergency.

North Carolina NOW Legislative Update #22 – 28 Jun 2021

The budget process is finally moving forward. The Senate has passed its budget and will send it to the House. The House will then pass its budget. Finally, a conference committee will be appointed that will iron out the differences and send the result to the governor, who will either sign it or veto it. Governor Cooper has already denounced the Senate budget in a great tweet. To add insult to injury, the Senate is all but inviting a veto by Governor Cooper by including non-budget-related provisions in their budget bill that limit the governor’s powers during a state of emergency.

North Carolina NOW Legislative Update #20 – 14 Jun 2021

First step of progress on the state budget – but very far to go. Some history on unapproved budgets in NC. Take action on anti-abortion bill HB 453 – call Governor Cooper! Update on SB 35, seeking to raise the marriage age FROM 14!!

North Carolina Abortion in 2021 and Turning This Around

North Carolina lawmakers are definitely hostile to abortion now, as shown by the many restrictions added since 2011, the limited number of abortion clinics, the limited areas which have clinics, and legislature funneling taxpayer money to anti-abortion organizations and individual CPCs. All this despite how safe abortion is. This is the status of abortion in North Carolina in March 2021, and how it could be improved.