A clearer picture is emerging of the impact of North Carolina’s new abortion restrictions

Reproductive health care providers say NC’s new abortion law makes it harder for patients to obtain care and for providers to offer it. Data shows a 31 percent decline in abortions one month after law took effect July 1.

by Rachel Crumpler
October 11, 2023

Patients, health care providers and clinics were thrust into a new era of reproductive health care access on July 1 when the state’s increased abortion restrictions took effect.

The new North Carolina law limits most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy and requires two in-person appointments for anyone seeking an abortion. Lawmakers added an in-person requirement to receive state-mandated counseling at least 72 hours before an abortion — something that could previously occur by telephone.

Continued: https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2023/10/11/a-clearer-picture-emerging-of-the-impact-of-north-carolinas-new-law-on-abortion-care/