4th Circuit Blocks North Carolina’s Pro-life Law


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North Carolinians, Like Most Americans, Reject Extreme Policies Allowing Abortion on Demand Through Birth

Washington, D.C. – The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) responded today as the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s block of a longstanding North Carolina law that limits late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy, deeming it unconstitutional.

The 4th Circuit’s action comes shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will consider the question of whether all “pre-viability” limits on abortion are unconstitutional. The case is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, a North Carolina native, made the following statement:

“The 4th Circuit’s egregious decision illustrates exactly why Supreme Court review is needed. All states should be able to protect unborn children after five months of pregnancy – a point by which we know these babies can feel pain. North Carolinians, like most Americans, reject the extreme status quo of abortion on demand through birth and are eager to humanize our laws – advancing legislation this year to stop discrimination abortions and protect babies who survive abortions. Their efforts are part of a nationwide groundswell of almost 500 pro-life bills introduced this year alone, 89 of them and counting enacted in law. The circuit court is dramatically out of step with the consensus of the people.

“We thank our local allies fighting for the right to protect the most vulnerable and we look forward to seeing the case appealed.”

Recent polling shows a strong majority of voters reject abortion extremism and politicians who support it.

SBA List is a network of more than 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.




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