Now more than ever

By Allison Rackley, Legal & Policy Fellow

Thursday, January 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the historic Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the United States. However, since 1973 anti-choice lawmakers have worked tirelessly to pass legislation blocking women’s access to safe and legal abortion care. According to the Guttmacher Institute, state legislatures have enacted 231 abortion restrictions in just the last four years. Women in North Carolina were affected when in 2013 the infamous Motorcycle Safety Bill was rushed through the NC House and Senate after sweeping abortion restrictions were quietly added to the bill.
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The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a 20-week abortion ban on January 22nd – the anniversary of the landmark decision protecting safe and legal abortion care. On both the state and national level, women’s health and safety is under attack. We know that these restrictions on access to safe and legal abortion care doesn’t stop it the need for abortion care, but it does make abortion unsafe.

Now more than ever since the Roe decision, the majority of Americas who support access to safe and legal abortion care must speak out and stand up to the increasingly hostile environment women and healthcare providers face in obtaining and providing safe, legal abortion care before it’s too late.

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