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.