Orange County, NC Commissioners Resolution

On October 20, 2020 the Orange County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted Resolution 65, introduced by Chair Penny Rich. More than 23% of North Carolinians of reproductive age are impacted by coverage bans in the state. Currently, NC Medicaid and insurance plans sold on the Exchange are prohibited from covering abortion with limited exceptions — that along with a host of other restrictions in state and federal law effectively ban the use of insurance to cover the cost of abortion.

Recognizing that no one should be denied access to abortion just because they are struggling financially, the Orange County Board of Commissioners called for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and urged the governor to support measures that promote access to the full range of reproductive health care for North Carolinians.