Abortion access is still available to North Carolina residents (or people traveling out of state).
Read the rest of this article on what exactly it means that Roe v. Wade was overturned and how that can impact people in North Carolina or the surrounding states.
What It Means that Roe v. Wade Was Overturned
In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled on Roe and determined that abortion was a federally-protected right because of the “right to privacy” clause in the Constitution.
In June 2022, the current Supreme Court ruled on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and concluded that this original argument could not be substantiated. The Supreme Court thus struck down Roe which now means it is up to each state to set its own abortion laws.
Does North Carolina Currently Grant Abortion Access?
In North Carolina, abortion is legal up to viability, which is usually considered to be 24 weeks. According to North Carolina General Statutes, some of these regulations include:
- Minors must have parental, guardian, or judicial permission.
- Informed consent must be given at least 72 hours before the procedure.
- An ultrasound must be performed and available for viewing purposes.
- Women are provided information regarding medical assistance for continued care (should they continue with the pregnancy).
- A woman may withdraw her consent at any time, before or during the procedure.
What Happens Next?
If you are considering an abortion, we offer no-cost ultrasounds (which are a legal requirement for the procedure). This also allows you to learn the gestational age and location of the pregnancy so that you can be alerted to the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy.
At our center, we are here to support and empower you on this journey. Don’t feel like you have to navigate this alone!
We also offer complimentary consultations where you can ask our discreet staff questions about your options and learn about local resources that are available to pregnant women.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment!