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Legislation We're Following

Here, you will find bills filed by the North Carolina General Assembly that we are following.

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SB 588 -- Whole Woman’s Health Act

The Whole Woman’s Health Act brings North Carolina into compliance with the Supreme Court’s legal standard set in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt by repealing state laws that impede access to abortion, and make it illegal to enforce a new restriction on abortion that has no legitimate medical benefit. HB 563 is the House version of this bill. 

STATUS: Introduced

HB 62 -- "Woman’s Right to Know" Add-on

This bill is another form of state-mandated counseling that attempts to shame a woman out of her right to access safe and legal abortion.

STATUS: In Committee on Health

HB 575 -- Require Info About Medication Abortion "Reversal"

This bill requires abortion providers to present medically inaccurate and unfounded information to a patient that medication abortion can be “reversed”.  

STATUS: Introduced

HB 163 -- Personhood For Embryos

This bill amends the state constitution to include that life begins at conception. This personhood bill completely disregards a woman who may be pregnant, as well as ignores her right to choose the best available health care options for her unique circumstance.

STATUS: In Committee on Health

HB 142 -- "Repeal" of HB 2

This bill only mentions an HB2 "repeal" in name, and instead doubles down on restrictions against the LGBT community. This is not a clean repeal. This bill also prohibits city ordinances protecting LGBT people until 2020.

STATUS: Signed by Governor Cooper

SB 425 -- Method Ban

This bill prohibits one of the safest methods of safe, legal abortion available. S. 425 criminalizes abortion providers and allows no exceptions for rape or incest.

STATUS: In Senate Committee on Rules and Operations 

SB 85 -- NC Adoption of Equal Rights Amendment

This bill proposes ratifying the U.S. Constitution to include equal rights for all men and women. The ERA would guarantee equal rights for women and was sent to the states for ratification by the U.S. Congress in 1972. NC was one of the 15 states that refused to ratify the amendment at the time. HB 102 is the House version of this bill.

STATUS:  In Committee On Rules and Operations of the Senate

HB 334 -- Families' Stabilization Act

This bill will guarantee equal pay for equal work, no matter a person’s gender. Planned Parenthood supports legislation that does not discriminate an employee based on their identity. This bill ultimately protects people against workplace discrimination and ensures partners earn fair pay.

STATUS: In  Committee on State Personnel