UPDATE 05/05/2021:

The anti-aborton bill HB 453 was passed in committee on Wednesday, May 5, and is on its way to the House floor for a vote, which is likely to be Thursday evening, May 6.

Please call and email your NC House representative today!

If you know your Buncombe County rep, here’s their contact info:

If you aren’t sure of your rep or if you live outside Buncombe County, use the lookup at NCLeg.gov.

Call and write TODAY!


(05/05/2021): Anti-abortion bill HB 453 just passed the NC General Assembly House Health Committee on May 4th, on a partisan 17-9 vote. In a shockingly undemocratic move, Republicans on the committee did not allow hard-working North Carolinians, who took time off work and showed up in-person, to speak out against HB 453 and against attacks on abortion, to sign up and speak, which has been the practice for years.

HB 453 has now moved to the House Judiciary 1 Committee and is scheduled to be heard and voted on Wednesday, May 5, at 12 pm.

PLEASE call all members of the Committee TODAY and tell them to vote AGAINST it!

Rep. Ted Davis, Chair: (919) 733-5786
Rep. Grey Mills, Vice Chair: (919) 733-5741
Rep. John Bradford, (919) 733-5828
Rep. Rosa Gill: (919) 733-5880
Rep. Pricey Harrison: (919) 733-5771
Rep. Rachel Hunt: (919) 733-5800
Rep. Abe Jones: (919) 733-5758
Rep. Pat McElraft: (919) 733-6275
Rep. Larry Potts: (919) 715-0873
Rep. Jason Saine: (919) 733-5782

 

Click here to find your NC House Representative!

Suggested call script (if no answer, please leave this as a message):
“Hi, my name is _________, I’m calling to voice my strong opposition to HB 453, and to ask you to vote against it tomorrow in House Judiciary 1 Committee. HB 453 does not address discrimination nor the needs of people of color, people with disabilities, nor people with Down syndrome. All it would do is stigmatize and isolate people who access abortion and harmfully interfere in the relationship between patients and their doctors. If you are truly committed to preventing discrimination, then vote against HB 453 tomorrow, and focus your efforts on the actual priorities and needs of people with disabilities and communities of color, like expanding Medicaid and reducing the astronomical maternal mortality rate for Black North Carolinians.”

 

If you don’t have time to call all the Committee members, fill out this quick easy action alert from Planned Parenthood: https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/a/stop-hb-453

 

Thank you for calling and for speaking out!