September 2, 2021/Media, Press

GOP Senate Candidates’ Extreme Views On Reproductive Health Care Are Out Of Step With North Carolina Voters

As Republicans across the country launch a coordinated attack on reproductive health care, North Carolina GOP Senate candidates’ anti-choice record proves that they will put their extreme, social agenda over ensuring health care access to pregnant people and families.

  • Congressman Ted Budd has pushed a far-right, anti-choice agenda. In the U.S. House, Ted Budd has supported completely defunding Planned Parenthood, supported legislation that would impose a nationwide ban on abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, and supports legislation that could outlaw abortion and common forms of birth control. 
  • As Governor, Pat McCrory flip flopped on his campaign promise to not sign any legislation that further restricted abortion access. In 2013, he signed legislation into law that eliminated abortion coverage for public employees and others with insurance through the Affordable Care Act and placed restrictions on abortion clinics. In 2015, he signed legilsation that tripled the waiting period before an abortion from 24 to 72 hours. 
  • In the U.S. House, Mark Walker voted to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and restrict private insurance coverage of abortion care, sponsored legislation that threatened to ban abortion, and voted to impose a nationwide 20-week abortion ban — getting in the way of a live-saving health care decision. 

“The extreme, partisan attack on reproductive health in Texas proves exactly what’s at stake in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. The GOP field has made it clear that when it comes to protecting and expanding reproductive care, they will do everything they can to strip away our rights. In 2022, we will stand up against Republicans’ anti-choice agenda that is out of step with North Carolina’s values,” said NCDP spokeswoman Kate Frauenfelder.