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North Carolina

Check out the status of abortion care, gender-affirming health care, and many other issues that we're following.

Abortion is legal through 12 weeks of pregnancy in North Carolina.

In 2023, lawmakers passed a ban on abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. There are limited exceptions for survivors of rape and incest, someone who has a diagnosis of a "life-limiting" fetal anomaly, or a medical emergency to save the pregnant person's life. For more information, check out our resource on How to Get an Abortion in North Carolina.

Gender-affirming health care for trans youth is banned.

Last year, a new law went into effect that bans gender-affirming health care in North Carolina for anyone under the age of 18, including puberty blockers, gender-affirming hormone therapy, and surgery. However, it does not restrict care that has already been initiated. There are resources available for those seeking to travel out of state for care.

Our fight continues:

Our fight continues:

There is a critical election in North Carolina this year, including for our next governor and state legislators. Mark Robinson, the likely Republican nominee for governor, and leaders of our state legislature want to pass a total abortion ban. We're doing everything in our power to make sure that doesn't happen. This fight is far from over, but we need your help to win. 


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