December 28, 2022

Planned Parenthood Drops Challenges to Five NC Pro-Life Laws

On Dec 22, a coalition of pro-abortion groups led by Planned Parenthood South Atlanta dropped their legal challenges against five North Carolina pro-life laws.

The five laws that were challenged by pro-abortion groups include:
  • prohibition on telemedicine abortions
  • 72-hour informed-consent period
  • facility safety-code obligations
  • requirement that facilities provide patients with informed-consent information
  • regulation stating abortions must performed by licensed physician
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represented North Carolina's Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate and defended the legislation in court.

“Every woman deserves to have all the information she needs to make the healthiest choice for everyone involved in an unexpected pregnancy,” said ADF Senior Counsel Denise Harle, director of the ADF Center for Life. “Tragically, many women turn to abortion as a last resort, unaware of the resources available to them or the harms of abortion. No one benefits more from this situation than abortionists and their facilities. We’re pleased to have favorably closed this case on behalf of the legislators we represent, and to see these life-saving state laws that empower women remain in effect.”