Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) released the following statement after North Carolina Republicans announced a deal on an extreme 12-week abortion ban:

“This is a tragic day for the women of North Carolina. I fear for our sisters and daughters, who have been forced to fight for access to abortion care every single day since the Dobbs decision. I am scared for women across the South, who have looked to North Carolina as a safe haven to get the health care they need.

“Today, North Carolina Republicans have shown where their priorities lie: controlling women and our bodies. This extreme abortion ban is out of touch with the needs of women and the will of the people of our great state.

“North Carolinians have already made their voices clear. They do not support these outrageous attacks on our reproductive freedom. We will fight this despicable legislation with everything we’ve got, and Republicans will feel the consequences of their decisions at the ballot box.”