“The 4th Circuit’s egregious decision illustrates exactly why Supreme Court review is needed. All states should be able to protect unborn children after five months of pregnancy – a point by which we know these babies can feel pain. North Carolinians, like most Americans, reject the extreme status quo of abortion on demand through birth and are eager to humanize our laws – advancing legislation this year to stop discrimination abortions and protect babies who survive abortions. Their efforts are part of a nationwide groundswell of almost 500 pro-life bills introduced this year alone, 89 of them and counting enacted in law. The circuit court is dramatically out of step with the consensus of the people.
“We thank our local allies fighting for the right to protect the most vulnerable and we look forward to seeing the case appealed.”