Following the leaked SCOTUS draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade, the Republican Senate field has doubled down on their mission to take away reproductive freedom, with Ted Budd going so far as to “indicat[ing] his opposition to abortion in all cases, including rape or incest.”
As reporting emphasizes abortion access as a “defining issue” in the 2022 midterms and shows ‘exactly what is at stake,” it’s clear that North Carolinians’ rights are “on the ballot like never before.” Voters will reject these uncompromising attacks on their freedom.
Charlotte Observer: ‘On the ballot like never before’: Supreme Court abortion ruling could alter NC politics — “Speaking generally about his position on Roe v. Wade, McCrory said he believes the case is a constitutional overreach. Asked by CBS in April whether he thinks abortion should be allowed in cases of rape, incest or if the mother’s life is in danger, Budd said the situation should be viewed ‘as a tragedy,’ but ‘let’s make sure we don’t add more tragedy to an already tough situation.’”
WRAL: Abortion takes on heightened political importance as NC primary nears — “Budd’s campaign website lists ‘protecting sanctity of life’ as a top policy priority. On the campaign trail, the congressman has indicated his opposition to abortion in all cases, including rape or incest. In an interview ahead of a debate last week, Budd called such circumstances for women a ‘tragedy,’ but suggested they shouldn’t be allowed to get an abortion.
CBS17: What overturning Roe v. Wade would mean for NC — “‘I’ve never agreed with Roe v. Wade because I think it’s a constitutional overreach,’ McCrory added. In a statement U.S. Rep. Ted Budd said, ‘This unprecedented leak was wrong and damages the Supreme Court. I continue to pray that the justices reach a decision that upholds the sanctity of life and guarantees the right to life for innocent unborn children.’ Former Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Walker tweeted, ‘On the threshold of victory. Most likely a few weeks before the court’s holding will be published. Keep praying and speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.’”