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The North Carolina Legislative Session began on January 30, 2019.

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House Bill 5 – Close the Medicaid Coverage Gap

Sponsors: Gayle Adcock (D-41); Carla Cunningham (D-106); Verla Insko (D-56); Jean Farmer-Butterfield (D-24)

Bill Text

This legislation calls for an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program, meaning taxpayer-funded health insurance would help secure access to healthcare for many North Carolinians who continue to go without. A companion bill, Senate Bill 3, was introduced in the Senate.

Last Action: Sent to Committee on Health on 1/31/19

Senate Bill 359 – "Born Alive Protection Act"

Bill Text

This bill is based on a false narrative and is not grounded in medical science or fact. This bill implied that medical professionals are providing unethical or substandard care, which is insulting to physicians providing care every day across North Carolina.

Last Action: Senate voted to override Governor's veto on 4/30/19; Sent to House to override

House Bill 22 – Medication Abortion "Reversal"

Bill Text

This bill would require doctors to tell women that morning-after pill abortions can be reversed halfway through. The proposed course of treatment in this bill, however, has not been proven by any credible research or medical evidence to be effective or even safe.

Last Action: Sent to House Judiciary Committee on 2/6/19

House Bill 28 – 13 Week Abortion Ban

Bill Text

This bill would ban safe, legal abortion at 13 weeks. This is a medically unnecessary and arbitrary cutoff to a women's ability to access safe and legal abortion care.

Last Action: Sent to Committee on Judiciary on 2/7/19

House Bill 53 – Medication Abortion "Reversal"

Bill Text

This bill would require doctors to tell women that morning-after pill abortions can be reversed halfway through. The proposed course of treatment in this bill, however, has not been proven by any credible research or medical evidence to be effective or even safe. A companion bill was introduced in the Senate.

Last Action: Sent to House Committee on Health on 2/13/19

House Bill 54 – "Method" Abortion Ban

Bill Text

This bill will ban the most common and safest method of second-trimester abortion. These bills prevent physicians from using their best medical judgment when providing abortion care, interfering with the patient-physician relationship and ultimately, place women’s health at risk. A companion bill was also filed in the Senate

Last Action: Sent to Committee on Health on 2/13/19

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