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Sunday November 27th

Community Members Attend Inaugural Chapel Hill-Carrboro Juneteenth Events

DTH Photo Ilustration. The enforcement of laws regarding abortion access can be dependent on the person who enforces the law.

A look at the enforcement of abortion bans and restrictive laws in North Carolina

Following the reversal of Roe v. Wade, District Court Judge William Osteen Jr. lifted an injunction that blocked North Carolina's ban on abortions performed past the 20th week of pregnancy.  Since, there have been discrepancies in how restrictions are enforced. This includes the ability to investigate a loss of pregnancy resulting from noncriminal acts, as well as the ability for prosecutors to decide whether to accept abortion cases. 

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DTH Photo Illustration. Emergency contraceptives, birth control, and a pregnancy test are pictured on Oct. 9, 2022. These can be accessed both on and off campus.

A guide to abortion and reproductive health care in North Carolina

The ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade gave individual states the power to set their own their own laws on abortion access, with almost half of U.S. states expected to ban or severely restrict abortion. North Carolina is one of the only Southern states where abortion is still legal — for up to 20-weeks of pregnancy.  Here's a breakdown of abortion and reproductive health care resources in the state.

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