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Abortion

NC lawmaker foresees anti-abortion measures ahead

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A North Carolina lawmaker says his colleagues in the General Assembly are likely to consider proposals to exclude abortion coverage from federal health insurance exchanges and to outlaw abortions based on gender preferences. Full story...
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Judge rules against NC anti-abortion license plate

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video A federal judge has squelched North Carolina's plans to offer an anti-abortion license plate, saying the state can't offer that viewpoint without also letting residents buy pro-choice plates. Full story...
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Butler attacks Goolsby with transvaginal wand

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video A new ad in the race for state Senate District 9 is grabbing people's attention. Deb Butler's new ad says incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby is trying to follow women into the doctor's office. Full story...
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'I had an abortion' shirts spark controversy at UNCW

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video UNCW students held a silent protest this afternoon against the sale of some controversial t-shirts. The UNCW Women's Studies Department and the university's LGBTQIA Resource Office held a panel today selling shirts for $15 that read "I had an abortion." Full story...
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Jacksonville to revise rules after abortion foes sue

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A federal judge is approving a settlement after anti-abortion protesters claimed a Jacksonville city ordinance violates free-speech rights by giving police too much leeway in deciding where and when demonstrations are allowed. Full story...
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US judge blocks NC 'Choose Life' plates for now

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A federal judge is putting a temporary halt to North Carolina's plans to allow people to purchase anti-abortion license plates. Full story...
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New NC abortion restrictions take effect Wednesday

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New abortion restrictions in North Carolina are set to take effect without a key portion of the measure which focused upon ultrasounds for pregnant women. Full story...
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NC crisis pregnancy centers criticized in report

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Abortion-rights advocates challenging new restrictions on doctors before the procedure is performed in North Carolina are now taking aim at centers that urge women to continue their pregnancies to term. Full story...
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Life Chain holds anti-abortion rallies across Port City

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On Sunday afternoon, Wilmington joined more than 1,400 cities as a site for an pro-life rally. The event is called Life Chain, and it's in its 21st year. Life Chain is one of the nation's largest pro-life rallies. People who participated say it's a way to communicate their opposition to abortion. Full story...
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NC ACLU sues over 'Choose Life' license plates

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The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent production of North Carolina's new anti-abortion "Choose Life" license plates. Full story...
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