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After Roe Decision, North Carolina Sees Surge In Women Registering To Vote

Source: News & Observer

After the controversial decision to overturn Roe v Wade by the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court, several states are seeing an increase in women registering to vote. 

Recent figures coming out of Kansas reveal a pronounced example of women registering to vote since the decision. An analysis, by Targetsmart, found that more than 70% of people who registered to vote since the June ruling were women.

According to The New York Times, in 10 other states, including North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma, Florida, Idaho, Alabama, New Mexico and Maine – the total number of women registering to vote rose by 35 percent after the ruling, compared to the month prior to the leak. 

The analysis also found that women are increasingly out-registering men in states where reproductive rights are at stake in this year’s election, such as Wisconsin and Michigan.

In North Carolina, women are outperforming men by a 7-point share margin among new registrants, according to Targetsmart CEO Tom Bonier.

The increase in women voters comes as Republicans across the country are passing anti-abortion measures. Recently, U.S. District Judge William Osteen Jr. reinstated North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban – diminishing critical reproductive health care access for many. 

“Polling shows that this generation, the younger generation, is decidedly pro-choice, and so they want to preserve that right even though the U.S. Supreme Court has indicated it does not exist,” stated Dr. Dana Brown at the Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University in an interview with CBS.

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