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From the good folks at NARAL Pro-Choice NC:

Anti-Choice Sex-Education Bill Passes the House, on route to the Governor’s Desk
NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina says Young People Deserve the Facts

For Immediate Release – June 27, 2013

RALEIGH, NC., This afternoon, the House passed SB 132 by a vote of 68 to 42. “This bill is part of an extreme anti-choice agenda by leaders in the General Assembly to ban abortion in North Carolina.” said Suzanne Buckley, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina. “While the Governor and his allies in the House may claim that this bill is about education, the debate on the House floor yesterday and today have made it abundantly clear that lawmakers behind this bill are more concerned with advancing their political agenda than promoting accurate information in sex education. The fact that this bill never made it to the Education Committee is further evidence that it has nothing to do with education, and everything to do with an anti-choice political agenda.” Buckley continued. “Any claim to the contrary is disingenuous.” Read More

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Suzanne Buckley, the Director of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina, has an excellent op-ed in this morning’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer.

“Most North Carolinians think decisions about reproductive health care should be left to a woman, not politicians. But the General Assembly isn’t listening to its constituents. In spite of public opinion, the leadership in Raleigh is on a mission to ban abortion care in our state. Read More

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In case you missed it or maybe just saw the headline, the folks at NARAL-Pro Choice NC have posted an excellent summary of Tuesday night’s pro-choice victory before the Chapel Hill town council.

“Last night NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina presented a resolution to the Chapel Hill Town Council opposing the deceptive practices of Crisis Pregnancy Centers in North Carolina, and the Town Council voted unanimously to pass it. Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) are heavily advertised resources for women facing unintended pregnancies. What isn’t advertised is that the majority of CPCs are funded and staffed by medically-uncertified anti-choice activists who provide misleading and medically inaccurate information to clients, exaggerating (and more often inventing) abortion risks and side effects to intimidate women into ruling out abortion as an option.

As Suzanne Buckley, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina, said at last night’s meeting, ‘This is not about abortion, pro-choice or pro-life, [. . .] I think everyone can agree that no one should be misled about their health care options.’”

Read the entire post at Carolina Choice by clicking here.