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On Anniversary of Extreme Abortion Ban, Reproductive Freedom is on the Ballot in North Carolina

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On Anniversary of Extreme Abortion Ban, Reproductive Freedom is on the Ballot in North Carolina

Democratic Governors Association Executive Director Meghan Meehan-Draper released the following statement on the anniversary of Republicans overriding North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto to pass an extreme abortion ban:

“One year ago today, North Carolina Republicans ignored the will of their constituents and pushed through an extreme abortion ban that undermines the rights of women and girls across the state. In the process, they guaranteed that abortion rights would be on the ballot in 2024, including in the governor’s race, where voters have a choice between Attorney General Josh Stein, who will work to restore these rights and stand firm against future restrictions, or Mark Robinson, a dangerous extremist who wants to completely ban abortion with no exceptions.

“Over the past year, North Carolinians have repeatedly shown up and spoken out against these attacks on their rights, and they will continue to do so from now until November, when they reject Mark Robinson and his extremist allies and elect another Democratic governor and more strong leaders who will continue to stand up for reproductive freedom.”

Lt. Governor Mark Robinson has made national news for his extreme anti-choice agenda, including saying that women who get an abortion are “guilty of murder” and threatening that if elected, he would “love to pass a law” that says “you can’t have an abortion in North Carolina for any reason” — including victims of rape and incest.

Polling from earlier this year found that majorities of North Carolina voters oppose the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, and would “prefer a governor who supports protecting abortion rights” vs. only 35% who “prefer a governor who wants to restrict abortion rights.”

The same poll found that only 9% of North Carolinians share Robinson’s view that abortion should be illegal in all cases.