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North Carolina, Post Roe v. Wade

Jun 29, 2022 View Original Article
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    -30% Medium Liberal

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  • Policy Leaning

    94% Extremely Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -65% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

64% : Abortion is still legal in North Carolina, a fact that has become a touchstone for pro-choice advocates this week.
50% : The one big obstacle standing in the way of the North Carolina legislature is Governor Roy Cooper, who can veto anti-abortion laws.
48% : She and other activists are educating people on their right to abortion and how, where, and when they can get one.
47% : In a concurring opinion, Thomas wrote the Supreme Court should reconsider cases like Griswold v. Connecticut, which affirmed the right to access contraception; Lawrence v. Texas, which affirmed the right to privacy and struck down so-called sodomy laws; and Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage.
45% : But with the decision, there's now a caveat: "Abortion is still legal ... for now."
44% : People who are already facing barriers to accessing abortion early in pregnancy will suffer the most: people who are struggling to make ends meet, people of color, and young people."
44% :Siegel added that the court's decision calls into question the right to contraception, intimacy between two consenting adults, and interracial and same-sex marriage.
43% : But Stein's resistance won't matter to Berger and Moore, who will likely file their own request to lift the court's injunction currently blocking enforcement of the law.
42% :Republican leaders have also announced their intent to pass more laws criminalizing abortion when the legislature resumes its normal session in January.
40% : "The decision of a bare majority of Supreme Court justices to completely overrule Roe, Casey, and more than 20 decisions reaffirming or applying the fundamental right to abortion is not conservative in any traditional sense.
40% : "I have colleagues in a lot of other states, including some states where abortion is no longer legal," Romano says.
32% : "The majority opinion, penned by Alito, also overturns Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a 1992 decision that upheld the federal right to abortion.
26% : It's unclear what that means, but it could include a near-total ban on abortion, like Tennessee's, or a six-week ban on abortion, like the one North Carolina Republicans introduced last year.
21% : SB 405 passed the senate but not the house and targeted doctors providing abortions by making it a crime to "not treat infants who survive abortion," a misleading statement that implies medical professionals are performing infanticide, according to Planned Parenthood.

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