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Supreme Court Rules on North Carolina's Forced Ultrasound Law

"Today is a good day for not only women but for doctors and the belief that they should have free speech when discussing health care choices with their patients," said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.


North Carolina's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

90 percent of North Carolina counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina
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Twitter: @NARALNC
Phone: 919.908.9321

Political Info and Laws in Brief


  • Governor Patrick McCrory (R) is anti-choice.


  • The North Carolina House is anti-choice.
  • The North Carolina Senate is anti-choice.


Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

North Carolina law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

North Carolina funds CPCs directly, refers women to CPCs, and has an unconstitutional and unenforceable "Choose Life" license-plate program.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

North Carolina restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

North Carolina allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

North Carolina restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

North Carolina law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

North Carolina subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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Insurance Coverage for Contraception

North Carolina law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

North Carolina provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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Protection Against Clinic Violence

North Carolina law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

North Carolina restricts post-viability abortion.
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