Posts Tagged North Carolina

Dealing with the implications of forced sterilization

Motivated by eugenics the United States has a long and dirty history with the use of forced or mandatory sterilization in the name of weeding out society’s ills. The United States was also the first country to implement laws motivated by eugenics and initially focused on people with developmental and physical disabilities, but spread to indigenous  and black women. After all was said and done, approximately 65,000 women people (correction, I read the link wrong) were sterilized under state by state laws.

Turns out, North Carolina had one of the most aggressive forced sterilizations campaigns in the country and as a result is home to thousands of families that were unable to have children. In an effort to ...

Motivated by eugenics the United States has a long and dirty history with the use of forced or mandatory sterilization in the name of weeding out society’s ills. The United States was also the first country to ...

North Carolina passes “Women’s Right to Know” Act

Yesterday, North Carolina House voted 71-48 to pass the “Women’s Right to Know” Act which forces women to wait 24 hours to have an abortion, forces them to see a sonogram and feeds them “information” about the risks of abortion. Because nothing says ‘I love you women of North Carolina’ like forcing state mandates on women about what they think is best for their minds and bodies.

“This is about respecting women,” said Rep. Ruth Samuelson, a Charlotte Republican who sponsored the bill. “This bill keeps abortion legal. It keeps abortion safe. And, by golly, we know it helps make it more rare. It is still her choice. It makes it her informed choice.”

Opponents called it an unwarranted intrusion on a ...

Yesterday, North Carolina House voted 71-48 to pass the “Women’s Right to Know” Act which forces women to wait 24 hours to have an abortion, forces them to see a sonogram and feeds them “information” about the ...

North Carolina hospitals can no longer discriminate based on gender identity

As of January 1st, the North Carolina Patient Bill of Rights has been changed to include a prohibition on discriminating against patients based on gender identity.

“The updated non-discrimination rule in the Patient’s Bill of Rights will help ensure that transgender patients know their rights and health care providers know they must provide the same level of care to all patients regardless of their gender identity,” Ian Palmquist, Equality North Carolina’s executive director, said in a release.

These kinds of non-discrimination policies are key for ensuring everyone equal access to health care services. Congrats to my home state for taking this important step to protect the rights of trans and gender non-conforming folks.

The updated rules also replaced the ...

As of January 1st, the North Carolina Patient Bill of Rights has been changed to include a prohibition on discriminating against patients based on gender identity.

“The updated non-discrimination rule in the Patient’s Bill of Rights will ...

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