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North Carolina


North Carolina's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

90 percent of North Carolina counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina
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Twitter: @NARALNC
Phone: 919.908.9321

Political Info and Laws in Brief


  • Governor Patrick McCrory (R) is anti-choice.


  • The North Carolina House is anti-choice.
  • The North Carolina Senate is anti-choice.


Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

North Carolina law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

North Carolina funds CPCs directly, refers women to CPCs, and has an unconstitutional and unenforceable "Choose Life" license-plate program.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

North Carolina restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

North Carolina allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

North Carolina restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

North Carolina law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

North Carolina subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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Insurance Coverage for Contraception

North Carolina law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

North Carolina provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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Protection Against Clinic Violence

North Carolina law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

North Carolina restricts post-viability abortion.
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