NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina condemns state senate for changes to abortion rules

Press release

From NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina:

Raleigh, NC— Today, NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina released the following statement from their Executive Director Suzanne Buckley:

“North Carolina’s anti-choice lawmakers are taking their cues from underhanded attacks on women’s reproductive rights in Texas and Ohio. In the final minutes of marking up an unrelated piece of legislation, the Senate Judiciary committee swiftly tacked on every anti-choice piece of legislation introduced since January to this bill and sent the bill to the floor with no warning in an rare evening session,” stated Suzanne Buckley, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina.

“The politicians who responsible for this backdoor maneuvering have taken seriously the rising tide of activists gathering weekly outside the General Assembly to oppose anti-choice legislation. Unfortunately, the lesson they’ve taken is that the best way to accomplish their goals is to hide their maneuvers from the public,” she continued.

“This is a cowardly move intended to silence pro-choice voices because they know that if they show their extreme agenda in the light of day, they’ll hear from us. Within minutes of introducing these amendments, they’ve landed on the Senate floor for a vote — in so little time that North Carolina’s pro-choice majority won’t be able to weigh in with the very legislators who represent them,” Buckley concluded.


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  1. Dionysis

    These freedom-haters tacked a provision onto a piece of legislation to “ban Islamic law” in NC that would effectively deny women their legal rights, all part of their riding roughshod over individual rights and to impose their Draconian, self-serving view of ‘morality’ on everyone else.

    These political cowards and America haters lack the backbone to bring such heinous efforts to the citizens in an open manner, as they would fail miserably, but opt to play the sneak-thief (yes, they are stealing your legal rights).

    Today’s knuckle-dragging GOP disdain freedom and will gleefully use the power of Big Government to advance their authoritarian tendencies.

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