Mark Robinson’s Extremism On Abortion Comes Into Focus On The Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Today would have marked the 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which provided generations of women with access to critical reproductive health care. Now, voters across North Carolina know that reproductive freedom is on the ballot in 2024 – and all eyes are on Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson.
In articles published today, locals news networks emphasized that “Robinson has repeatedly called abortion ‘murder’ or ‘genocide’ and said he wants North Carolina to be the ‘most pro-life state in the nation.‘” Cardinal and Pine and Axios Raleigh noted that “if Robinson wins the governor’s race in 2024, he has said he would push the legislature to follow through on a complete ban.” NC Newsline and Representative Julie von Haefen each highlighted Robinson’s statement that “once a woman becomes pregnant, “it’s not (her) body anymore.” A columnist points out that even Republicans are concerned by Robinson’s stance as an “anti-abortion absolutist”: “nominating Mark Robinson clearly constitutes a risk for the North Carolina Republican ticket.”
Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022, protecting reproductive freedom has been a winning issue – and extreme, anti-choice candidates have lost. Last week, a PPP poll found that a majority of voters in North Carolina prefer a Governor who will protect abortion restrictions and only 9 percent of respondents believe abortion should be illegal in all cases, showing just how out of step Mark Robinson’s extreme stance is.