September 13, 2022/Media, Press

NCDP Statement On Republicans’ National Abortion Ban

North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson issued the following statement in response to Republican legislation to pass a national abortion ban:

“The stakes of this election couldn’t be more clear. Ted Budd will stand with Republicans to pass a national abortion ban and take away North Carolinians’ freedom, while Cheri Beasley will protect our freedoms and ensure people are able to make their own medical decisions.” 

A reminder of where Budd stands: 

  • Congressman Budd called the overturning of Roe v. Wade a “victory.” 
  • He’s admitted his support of fully banning abortion, without any exceptions – not even for rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. 
  • In the U.S. House, 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.