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The State of the Pro-Life Movement

This summer marked one year since Roe v. Wade was overturned!
Here are some of the ways that abortion has changed across the country.

Pro-Life Legislation

Since the Dobbs decision, 20 states have enacted laws, or have laws that took effect,
increasing abortion restrictions, some even enacting a complete ban.
Data from Family Policy Alliance

More than 25,000 fewer legal abortions in the U.S.
in the nine months following the Dobbs decision in June, 2022.
Data as of June 15, 2023 from the Society of Family Planning

Where States Stand Now


“The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled;
and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”

Syllabus for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, June 24th, 2022


This spring, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted Session Law 2023-14, also known as Senate Bill 20—Care for Women, Children, and Families Act. This law reduces the legal time for abortions from 20 weeks to 12 weeks, with limited exceptions including when the mother’s life is at risk. While many pro-life advocates were calling for a bill to protect unborn life at conception or when a fetal heartbeat is detected, the passage of SB 20 will still save thousands of lives and support women, children, and families across the state.

This summer, NC Family’s weekly radio show and podcast featured a series of interviews highlighting some of the pro-life work being done across North Carolina. Scan the QR code with your phone or visit to learn more!



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