North Carolina Introduced HB 533 A Total Abortion Ban

North Carolina’s Introduction of a Total Abortion Ban

Yesterday, Republican extremists introduced a total abortion ban (HB533) in North Carolina. This total abortion ban has nothing to do with what is best for North Carolinians and everything to do with power and control. Anti-abortion politicians want to control our bodies, lives, and futures so they can maintain their power.

This whack-a-mole of abortion bans across the country is exhausting and devastating. North Carolina has remained a crucial access point for abortion care in the southeast. Abortion providers and activists have been saying for years that your zip code shouldn’t determine your access to health care, and it’s more true than ever. Having to travel hundreds or thousands of miles to access abortion care is cruel and disproportionately affects our most marginalized communities. We’re most concerned about them, especially folks in rural areas and minors. 

We know that everyone should be able to make decisions about their bodies, lives, and futures without interference from politicians. North Carolinians deserve better from their elected leaders.

Right now, our clinics are open. We’re here to support you and keep you safe.

We need you to call your and email legislators. Find your legislators here. Use this script:

“Hi, my name is______. As a constituent, I am writing to urge you to protect reproductive rights in our state. Nearly nine months since Roe was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, we’ve seen the harm and chaos created in other states as increasingly extreme abortion bans and restrictions go into effect. Our state is one of the few in the southeast that still has legal access to abortion, and we owe it to North Carolinians and people across the southeast to ensure abortion care is available.

Like the majority of North Carolinians, I support abortion access and oppose political interference in our personal healthcare decisions. I strongly urge you to prioritize legislation that protects and expands access to the full range of reproductive health care rather than pushing an unpopular and unsafe political agenda. Vote NO on any and all abortion bans.”