The women most harmed will be those with the least. Women with resources will be able to travel to other states to get the care they need. North Carolina will likely be the closest state in which abortion after 15 weeks would be legal.
Abortion after 15 weeks will not go away if this bill passes. Access to safe and legal abortion will. If the goal is to decrease the number of abortions, the safe way to do that is by ensuring our students receive medically accurate sex education. It is also important to make birth control easily accessible. Let’s give them the tools and information they need to make decisions, rather than having the government decide for us all.
Sue Gilman and Barbara Lanning