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EMILYs List Statement on North Carolina State House and Senate Democrats Introducing Legislation to Protect Abortion
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today North Carolina State House and Senate Democrats introduced legislation to codify the protections of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey into state law. These Democratic pro-choice champions are seeking to protect reproductive rights after the Republican-controlled General Assembly has been clear they hope to pass more restrictive laws on abortion access. Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“Without the protections in Roe v. Wade, battleground states are battlegrounds for our reproductive rights – North Carolina is a clear example of that. Who we elect in state and local elections has a direct impact on our lives, and the contrast between North Carolina’s Democratic pro-choice champions and anti-abortion Republicans couldn’t be more extreme.”
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