Sarah J. Bucher, a Catholic for Choice from Raleigh, North Carolina
As a pro-choice Catholic, I feel the need to speak out against North Carolina House Bill 465, which triples the existing mandatory abortion waiting period. When policymakers create obstacles in reproductive healthcare, they fail to respect an individual’s moral decision making, and they place additional burdens on vulnerable women. I expect elected officials to speak up for the rights of every individual and to advocate for those who will suffer most if this legislation is allowed to pass. Women in North Carolina deserve no less.
To learn more about HB 465, read this Op-Ed by Dr. David Grimes and Dr. Amy Bryant.