Alice Wilder contributed to this post. Alice is a first-year student at UNC Chapel Hill, and a pro-choice champ in her own right. You can follow her on twitter @Alice_Wilder.
Today’s pro-choice champs are Senator Stein & Senator Parmon.
Here’s a video clip of Stein being an awesome pro-choice champ. Note that he’s wearing a pink tie, in solidarity with pro-choice North Carolinians. He walks the walk, talks the talk, all the way down to his clothing choices.
“What is the relationship between Sharia law and abortion? You all are trying to pass a law- and it’s not the sex selection provision, I am opposing this legislation because its intent is to eliminate a woman’s constitutional right.”
And then there is Senator Parmon. We love her because: When GOP leaders stay that bills are about “protecting women” she makes sure to set them straight.
As she puts it: “It’s about dictating to women about very personal medical decisions that should be left to a woman and her doctor. This is going to cause more back-alley abortions, whether you want to admit it or not.”
She also never misses an opportunity to stand with the pro-choice community. Here she is standing up for women and families at a rally against SB 695 held on July 9:
— Progress NC Action (@ProgressNow_NC) July 9, 2013