CARRBORO, N.C. -- The Carrboro Town Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night (May 16, 2023) supporting the right of all people to access the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare, including abortion.
The resolution was in reaction to the North Carolina General Assembly party-line vote on Senate Bill 20 to limit the rights of women, specifically their bodily autonomy, by prohibiting abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy and restricting access to medication abortion after 10 weeks of pregnancy.
“The Town Council urges Carrboro’s delegation in the General Assembly to prioritize the health care needs of all residents, to reject further attempts to restrict access to abortion, and to increase investment in access to health care, affordable birth control including emergency contraception, and comprehensive age-appropriate sex education,” the resolution states.
"The Town Council encourages residents of Carrboro to speak out against these egregious attacks on bodily autonomy and make their views known to members of the General Assembly."
Read the full resolution at https://www.carrboronc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12872/A-RESOLUTION-SUPPORTING-THE-RIGHT-OF-ALL-NORTH-CAROLINIANS-TO-SAFE-AND-COMPREHENSIVE-REPRODUCITVE-HEALTH-CARE_SB20_51623-Final