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Roe v. Wade
Abortions in North Carolina are no longer legal after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, eroding protections in one of the South's few remaining safe havens for reproductive freedom.
On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion and triggering bans in several states. Abortion until viability is still legal in North Carolina for now, but that could change.