Republican House Majority Leader Paul Stam has made it clear that attacks on abortion will be front and center in the next legislative session.
At yesterday’s Perinatal Legislative Committee, Stam spearheaded a change to our school health curriculum that has nothing to do with women’s health, and everything to do with stigmatizing abortion. Stam made a proposal that would force schools to teach high schools students about a so-called link between abortion and pre-term deliveries as part of the state healthy living curriculum. Stam’s recommendation failed to address any of the well-established causes of pre-term deliveries and went against the recommendations of trusted physicians and medical experts from the CDC, the WHO and the American Medical Association, which recognize no correlation between abortion and pre-term deliveries.
No matter what Rep. Stam and the anti-choice majority try to pull, pro-choice North Carolina is watching and we will work tirelessly to ensure our lawmakers are held accountable for their extreme agenda.