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Ultrasound of baby at 12 weeks.

Facility-based abortions drop 30% in North Carolina after 12-week abortion ban, data show

Oct 17, 2023

By Matt McDonald

In May the state Legislature enacted a bill largely banning abortions after 12 weeks, with some exceptions. The state’s previous... Read more


North Carolina passes universal school choice

Sep 25, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Every North Carolina family will be able to apply for tuition assistance to attend a K-12 private school beginning in... Read more


North Carolina bans child sex changes, gives parents more educational rights

Aug 18, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Republican-dominated state House and Senate approved the measures during a veto session on Aug. 16. Read more


North Carolina lawmakers override governor’s veto of 12-week abortion ban

May 17, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Most abortions will be banned after 12 weeks of pregnancy in North Carolina after Republican lawmakers voted to override Gov.... Read more

A sonogram picture of a fetus in the second trimester of a woman's pregnancy

North Carolina governor vetoes 12-week abortion ban, faces override

May 15, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The Democratic governor’s veto puts the ball back in the lawmakers’ court, where Republicans enjoy a narrow supermajority. Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral in the Diocese of Charlotte.

Lawsuit alleges Jesuit priest committed sex abuse in North Carolina in the 1990s

Nov 19, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A new lawsuit alleges that a long-serving Jesuit priest sexually abused a boy at a Catholic school in Charlotte, North... Read more

Sacred Heart of Jesus statue outside the Basilica of St. Lawrence, Asheville, North Carolina

Statue outside NC parish restored after vandalism

Jul 7, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in front of an Asheville, North Carolina Catholic church was vandalized and... Read more

Medical groups support North Carolina's 20-week abortion limit

Sep 4, 2019

Four non-profit medical groups have filed a brief with a federal appeals court in support of a 20-week abortion limit... Read more

North Carolina state capitol.

North Carolina bill would extend statute of limitations

Mar 8, 2019

A proposed bill in North Carolina would allow more time for victims of child abuse to pursue both criminal and... Read more


Gay marriage lawsuit against Catholic school not expected to succeed

Jan 17, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A lawsuit against a Catholic high school claims that it was illegal discrimination to fire a teacher for contracting a... Read more