Join us Wednesday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. for a very special (and online) Crucial Conversation:
The current and future state of abortion access in North Carolina
For decades in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, North Carolina enjoyed the reputation as a “progressive” southern state when it came to abortion access. Since 2010, however, when Republicans took control of the state legislature, access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare has come under a sustained and intense attack. Indeed, more abortion restrictions have been enacted in North Carolina since 2011 than in the previous 38 years that followed the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade that guaranteed the legality of abortion throughout the nation.
Now, with the Supreme Court set to potentially upend Roe and limit abortion access even further when it issues a ruling later the spring in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, millions of people are asking what abortion access, already heavily restricted, will look like in North Carolina and surrounding states.
Join us Wednesday April 27 at 2:00 pm as a panel of advocates tackles this and several related questions by delving into:
- the current and future state of abortion access,
- the many different impacts that the Dobbs ruling could have if the Court chooses to roll back or reverse nearly fifty years of legal precedent, and
- what advocates are doing within their communities to fight for a future in which everyone can get the reproductive healthcare they need, including abortion.
Our panel will include:
- Camille Adair of the Carolina Abortion Fund is a full spectrum doula serving the Triad and surrounding areas of North Carolina since 2017. She launched herself into reproductive justice after the birth of her only child, hoping to prevent folks from encountering transitions alone.
- Maya Hart, North Carolina Coordinator with SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, is a Black queer mama, organizer, and birth worker based in Durham, NC. Maya believes that we have the skills, knowledge and love necessary to keep our communities safe and provide the support needed to care for our babies, children, and families.
- Ann Webb is the Senior Policy Counsel with the ACLU of North Carolina, where she advocates for civil rights and civil liberties in the NC General Assembly, the courts, and throughout the state.
- Tara Romano, Executive Director with Pro-Choice North Carolina, has been a gender equity advocate in North Carolina for nearly two decades and has led Pro-Choice North Carolina’s efforts to achieve reproductive freedom for all since 2016.
Don’t miss this very special event!
When: Wednesday April 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Online; pre-register from the comfort of your home or office.
Suggested contribution: $10 (click here to support NC Policy Watch)
Questions?? Contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or [email protected]