BOONE TOWN COUNCIL ADOPTS RESOLUTION IN WAKE OF ROE V WADE DECSION
The Boone Town Council Wednesday passed a resolution in support of women's reproductive rights in the wake of the Supreme Courts decision that overturned Roe v Wade.
The resolution states the council's support of President Joe Biden's executive order safeguarding abortion rights, as well as Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order protecting abortion access.
The resolution was adopted by unanimous vote.
In addition, Boone Mayor Tim Futrelle said in a press release that the town of Boone stands with other municipalities in the state and shares many of the statements made in a joint statement from the mayors of Chapel Hill, Carboro and Hillsborough.
In the press release, Mayor Futrelle also thanked activists around the High Country who have demonstrated and organized peacefully.
Here is the full text of the resolution:
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision to strike down Roe
v. Wade; and,
WHEREAS, as a result of this decision, abortion is no longer federally protected as a
constitutional right; and,
WHEREAS, comprehensive abortion care is included in the list of essential health care
services published by the World Health Organization in 2020; and,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Council for the Town of Boone
does hereby express our firm support of President Biden’s executive order safeguarding abortion
rights, as well as Governor Cooper’s executive order protecting abortion access.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Boone,
North Carolina shares in the alarm of the community at the news of this setback in progress made
over the past fifty years. We share in the sadness, loss of dignity, and helplessness felt by women,
girls, and the gay and trans community by this ruling. We share in the anger felt by the community
in these attacks on basic human rights, and the denial of safe, quality health care to those who are
in need of it most.
Adopted by unanimous vote of the Town Council on the 13th day of July, 2022.