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Supporters of abortion rights gathered at the Peace and Justice Plaza in Chapel Hill to protest the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 25, 2022.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro community protests end of constitutional right to abortion

Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP held a rally to protect women’s rights in downtown Chapel Hill just 24 hours after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end nearly half a century of the constitutional right to an abortion. Chapel Hill Town Council member Camille Berry was one of several speakers to address the crowd, sharing the story of her pregnancy that had to be terminated in 1993. Others present at the event included Orange County Democratic Party Acting Chair Phyllis Portie-Ascott and UNC Student Body President  Taliajah "Teddy" Vann.

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Supporters of abortion rights gather in Raleigh to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022.

'Disappointed but not surprised': Protesters swarm Raleigh after reversal of Roe v. Wade

Over 1,000 people filled the Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh on Friday evening to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to reverse Roe v. Wade – thus ending the almost 50-year constitutional right to abortion. A coalition of 12 local organizations had been planning the protest for two weeks in anticipation of a possible overturning of the landmark Supreme Court case. Protesters held signs that read, "We dissent," "Keep abortion legal," "Let's talk about the elephant in the womb," "I will not go quietly back to the 1950s" and "No sign is big enough to list all the reasons I'm here."

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A sign directing community members toward the UNC Campus Health Services building is pictured on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.

A guide to reproductive health resources for the Chapel Hill community

A guide to reproductive health resources for UNC students and Chapel Hill community members. Abortion is still legal in North Carolina. There are several campus, local and national organizations that provide birth control and abortion services If your organization is providing reproductive care or safe abortion access in the Chapel Hill area, please email managing.editor@dailytarheel.com to have information added to this article. 

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Dr. Jeni Shannon, director of the Carolina Athletics Mental Health and Performance Psychology Program (AMP), poses for a portrait in her office in the McCaskill Soccer Center on Monday, June 20, 2022

Jeni Shannon's work with UNC athletes highlights importance of mental health resources

Jeni Shannon, the director of the Carolina Athletics Mental Health and Performance Psychology Program, is one of three full-time providers at UNC pioneering the athletic department’s approach to sports psychology. Shannon, alongside Dr. Brendan Carr and Dr. Bradley Hack, work directly with a number of athletic teams at UNC through sessions, outreach, and programming. 

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