SCOTUS Lets Anti-Abortion, Vigilante Bill Become Law in TX – Sept. 2021

Senate Bill 8 out of Texas was outrageously unconstitutional and outrageously dangerous. This is a six week abortion ban, known in politics as a “fetal heartbeat ban” even though there is no fetus yet and there is no heart. This ban will stop almost all abortions before women even know they are pregnant, months beforeContinue reading “SCOTUS Lets Anti-Abortion, Vigilante Bill Become Law in TX – Sept. 2021”

Save Roe Women’s Marches Across NC – Oct 2, 2021

Here are links to known Save Roe v. Wade events around NC on October 2, 2021, and other dates. Events are planned in Charlotte, Raleigh, Weaverville, the Triad, Wilmington, Fayetteville, and more. One is on September 18, the year anniversary of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. There was one in Asheville on Labor Day, September 6, 2021. Watch the Asheville event here.

The Truth About Six Week Abortion Bans

The first anti-abortion bill was filed in North Carolina within days of the start of the 2021 legislative session, as reported in NC NOW Legislative Update #1 in 2021 – 2/1/21.  It is a six week abortion ban, HB31, known in politics as a “fetal heartbeat ban.” There is a special deceptiveness with the six week abortion ban.

Watch “Roe 2021: Will There Be Choice in NC?” Here!

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.  

RBG and Women’s Reproductive Rights

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.

Dirty Election Tricks Impacted NC – 2020 Style

The Supreme Court strikes again and this interference is some of the result. Money from 527s was funneled through Raleigh to hurt strong progressive candidates around North Carolina. Too few people know about this.

Focusing on RBG

We are focusing again on Ruth Bader Ginsburg, RBG. If we had had a normal Halloween in 2020, wonder how many girls and women would have dressed like her. Maybe should have an online contest! Enough women (and men?) have been sporting t-shirts and pins of her. I have an “I Dissent” pin myself, and already had RBG clothing. Focusing back on RBG, now that the Supreme Court confirmation fiasco is over, and as we are looking forward to the anniversary of Roe v. Wade in January, and our annual pro-choice signature ad.

Richards: Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

How should we remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg? As the notorious RBG? As a cancer warrior? As only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court? As a fashion icon, known for her collection of decorative collars? As a dissenter? Can we simply remember her as Ruth? The outpouring of emotion at her death was in truth more than political.

Vigils Around NC Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg – After 9/18/20

Our beloved Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020. A vigil naturally happened at the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) that night. Vigils have since popped up around the country and in NC. Here are some, including one organized by Triad NOW President Ana Tampanna.