Mar 28, 2019 · An abortion ban struck down Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images. A federal judge has struck down North Carolina’s law banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy as unconstitutional, a victory for abortion rights groups in the state. Oct 29, 2018 · Abortion Funding Circuit Split One of the bigger issues that is now the center of a big circuit split involves Medicaid funding for abortion. Under federal law, states must allow it to be used for all medical providers, including abortion services like Planned Parenthood, but only two out of three circuits that have considered the question agree .
Jun 05, 2019 · North Carolina Republicans are trying to threaten doctors with criminal action and shame patients over practice not based in the reality of abortion care. Doctors who fail to follow the law as prescribed in S356 could be subject to felony charges and health care practitioners would be required to report noncompliance. Meanwhile, the anti-abortion group Americans United for Life ranked North Carolina as the 25th most protective state in terms of enacting anti-abortion legislation. North Carolina maintains a mixture of reproductive rights laws. On the less restrictive side, partial-birth abortions there are legal, according to the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute. Only abortion facility in Western North Carolina closes; Planned Parenthood moves in This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2014-07-02 Always the opportunist, Planned Parenthood is working to open a surgical abortion facility in Asheville, North Carolina, in the wake of the closure of the Femcare facility that closed last week.