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RALEIGH — Today, Planned Parenthood Action Fund announced its endorsement of Cheri Beasley to protect the health care and rights of North Carolinians in the U.S. Senate. 

“Cheri Beasley has time and again demonstrated her commitment to the people of North Carolina, meeting each moment with bold leadership and a vision for our state where every person can access quality health care in their community with dignity and respect,” said Jenny Black, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic. “In this crisis moment where the threat to abortion access has never been greater, it is critical to elect leaders who will protect and advance sexual and reproductive health care. Nearly 40,000 patients turn to Planned Parenthood South Atlantic for their health care needs in North Carolina every year. Cheri Beasley is the candidate those patients, and all North Carolinians, can count on to win this election and fight for reproductive freedom as our next U.S. Senator.” 

In 2021, nearly 600 abortion restrictions have been introduced nationwide, with more than 100 enacted into law — more than in any year since the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade. In the coming months, the Supreme Court could allow states to enact more restrictions or ban abortion altogether. Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s endorsement represents a major push to protect and expand the pro-reproductive health and rights majority in the U.S. Senate.