Target: North Carolina Senate
Goal: Condemn the North Carolina Senate for restricting a woman’s right to abortion
Recently, many states have been trying to pass abortion restrictions. Texas is one of the states that has succeeded in restricting a woman’s right to abortion, with a new bill that would force most abortion clinics in the state to close. Texas is a red state with a far right wing governor, Rick Perry, who was more than ready to sign the bill. The same bill is currently being passed in North Carolina, which is another state with a Republican governor.
Recently the North Carolina Senate passed the bill which would allow for more regulations of abortion clinics, forcing many clinics in the state to close. The bill was passed by a vote of 32-13, so many legislators did not vote. The bill also requires a doctor to be present when a woman takes any abortion inducing medication.
Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina vowed to not sign any bills that would further restrict a woman’s right to an abortion when he took office. He announced that he would sign this bill because it ensures more safety with abortions, even though it really restricts abortions. Abortion rights groups are trying to put pressure on the governor to not sign this bill by making him remember his vow not to restrict abortions.
Whether the senators of North Carolina will admit it or not, this bill restricts a woman’s right to an abortion. Women will have a difficult time finding an abortion clinic if most of the ones in the state have closed. Governor Pat McCrory should honor his word by not signing the bill. Condemn the North Carolina Senate for passing this bill by signing the petition below.
Dear North Carolina Senate,
Your passage of the new abortion bill greatly restricts a woman’s access to an abortion in your state. It goes against the Supreme Court’s guarantee of abortion rights in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Your state has become one of the states to pass restrictive legislation against women.
The governor of your state has vowed not to restrict abortions, but he has contradicted his promise when he said he would sign this bill for safety reasons. The bill is a restriction of a woman’s right because it will cause many abortion clinics in the state to close due to financial reasons. It also requires a doctor to be present if a woman takes abortion inducing medication, which restricts the right to an abortion even more.
You have taken away rights from women in your state by passing this bill. Now, hopefully your governor will realize that this takes away rights from women, and he will choose not to sign the bill.
[Your Name Here]
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